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THE 



DESCENDANTS 



OF 



NATHANIEL CLARKE 



AND HIS WIFE 



Elizabeth Somerby 

OF 

NEWBURY, MASSACHUSETTS. 



B t)f0toris ot tlcn (3eneration0, 1042^1902. 



BY 

GEORGE KUHN CLARKE, LL. B. 



REMEMBER THE DAYS OF OLD, CONSIDER THE YEARS OF MANY 

GENERATIONS. — Deut. 32: 7. 



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BOSTON : 

PRIVATELY PRINTED, 

1902. 






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COPVBICHT, 1 902. 

GBURGB K. CLARKB, 

NKKOKAM, MASS. 




XLo my beloveD S>att0bter, 

Bleanor Clarfie, 

XLbiB Aemorfal ot bet Bnce0tor0 

i0 atrectionately DeDicateD. 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 



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"^ Portrait of George Kuhn Clarke Frontispiece. 

^Nathaniel Clark place, Haverhill, Mass Ii8 

"^ David Clark place, Sandown, N. II 123 

^ Nathaniel Clark place, Plaistow, N. H. 129 

"^Greenleaf Clarke place, Atkinson, N. II 143 

' Portrait of Capt. John Clark of Pittsfield, N. H 166 

^ Portrait of Hon. William Cogswell Clarke 173 

* Portrait of Moses Clarke, M. D 180 

'^Portrait of Mrs. Laura Woolsey (Dwight) Clarke .... 182 

■^ Portrait of Col. John Badger Clarke 184 

" David Clark's Cloth Mill, Sandown, N. H 194 

Portrait of Stephen Greeley Clarke, Esq 212 

Portrait of Maurice Dwight Clarke, M. D 216 

'Portrait of Col. Arthur Eastman Clarke 220 

*" Portrait of Hon. William Cogswell Clarke 222 

"^ Portrait of Eleanor Clarke 231 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



PACB 

Preface 7 

Nathaniel' Clarke, Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ of Newbury, and their 

descendants in the eldest line, the Qarks of Stratham, N. H. . 9 

John^ Qark of Stratham, N. H., Ebenezer^ Clark of Newbury, 
Mass., Stephen^ Clark of Newburyport, Mass., DanieH Clark 

of Brentwood, N. H., and their descendants .... 88 

NathanieH Clark of Haverhill, Mass., and his descendants . 114 

Supplement : — Notes and additions 233 

Sutistical Tables 234 

Index 235 




PREFACE. 



n N iuuing this special edition of Parts I, II and III of a 
larger family history which appeared earlier Id the year 
1903, it seems tilting that the compiler shotild state the 
considerations which influenced him. The edition, only 
one hundred and twenty-five copies, of the more exteiuive 
work was found to be too limited. Not only were these three Parts of 
special interest to the writer, but to most of his efficient volunteer 
assistants and to the majority of the families who appear to valve a 
book of this Icind. The amount of matter in the supplement was con- 
Mdeiable, and much has l>een received since, which it seemed desirable 
to incorporate into the proper places. These three Parts have therefore 
been printed again, and important additions included, which largely extend 
and perfect the records of the family. 

The writer was reluctant to finally close the labors of ;i quarter of 
a century until he felt that the result was the best that he could ac- 
complish. He takes ibb opportunity to express his appreciation of the 
encouiagement and co-operation of others whose efforts have made it 
possible for him to secure and permaoently preserve these records in so 
complete a fonn. 

Doubtless many families and individuals do not receive the prominence 
to which they are entitled, but the writer has given all the Information 
that he has been able to obtain. The proof has been compared with 
the original sources of information, as far as was practicable, including 
letters, family manuscripts and postal cards. 



8 PREFACE. 

Tbe letters and posuls nere classified and mouDted ia books that 
they might be thus used; but this method, necessary if accuracy was to 
be realiied, added greatly to the labor of proof reading. 

Data furnished by correspondents are often conflicting, and the records 
not at ftiU as they should be. The present edition has been edited with 
the greatest care, and the compiler has had long experience, both in 
bosiness and historical work, where exactness was essential; but it would 
be remarkable if no errors were found. 

The first edition was issued in 1S82, and was intended as a pioneer 
work, but the second edition, which appeared in 1885, was evidently 
premature, as much important matter was then unknown to the writer. 

The arrangement of the present volume is influenced by considerations 
of convenience, and by the fact that it is a somewhat elaborate family 
history rather than a mere genealogy. 

Only a small edition has been printed, as the demand for such books 
is limited, but the writer hopes to perpetuate In these pages the records 
of an old New England family, and to interest future generations in 
their forefathers. 

GEORGE K. CLARKE. 
August i, 1903. 





NATHANIEL CLARKE 



HIS DESCENDANTS. 




PART I. 

I HE town of Newbury, Massachusetts, was 
settled about 1635 by English emigrants. 
" Some of the principal inhabitants of Ips- 
wich, obtaining leave of the general court 
to remove to Quascacunquen, began a town at that 
place, and called it Newbury. Mr. Parker, a learned 
minister, who had been an assistant of Mr. Ward in 
the ministry at Ipswich, accompanied them." " Mr. 
Parker, and the people with whom he now removed, 
came from Wiltshire in England." 

(Holmes's Annals of America, p. 217.) 

The Indian name of Newbury has been written 
Wessacuncon and Wessacumcon. 

Careful research has thus far failed to disclose evi- 
dence of the birth place or parentage of Nathaniel 
Clarke, and he does not appear to have been nearly 
related to any of the Clarks or Clarkes early settled in 
New England. 



lo NATHANIEL CLARKE 

According to Savage and other authorities, there 
were not less than thirty different families of the name 
of Clark or Clarke who came to New England before 
1 700. Of several of these races extensive genealogies 
have been published, and there is much in print relat- 
ing to others. 

The writer has been unable to learn anything of 
Nathaniel Clarke prior to his marriage in 1663. 

From 1 665 to 1 669 Newbury was divided by a bitter 
controversy between the friends of the Rev. Thomas 
Parker and those of Mr. Edward Woodman, men of 
talents and ability. Mr. Woodman affirmed that Mr. 
Parker " would set up a Prelacy, and have more power 
than the Pope, for the Pope had his council of Cardi- 
nals." Nathaniel Clarke and many other prominent 
men were of Mr. Parker's party. 

Nathaniel was a witness to a petition, dated 13 
March, 1669, to the Court at Ipswich, relative to this 
church dissension, and his name appears throughout 
the controversy. The list of church members, dated 
1675, contains the names of Nathaniel Clarke and his 
wife, but they were doubtless members much earlier. 

On II September, 1666, he signed the petition of 
Newbury *' relative to the King's displeasure." 

At the session of the General Court beginning 29 
April, 1668, he was admitted a Freeman. 

In 1670 he was chosen together with William 
Chandler *' to lay out y* high way to y* Ferry place in 
Amesbury " and the trace of the old road as laid out 
by them over Bailey's Hill is still visible. 

(Merriirs History of Amesbury, pp. 95, 96.) 

In 1673 the Court authorized Nathaniel Clarke of 
Newbury to take and kill sturgeon. (Court Records.) 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. ii 

On 1 1 October, 1 68 1 , he signed a petition for a 
magistrate for Newbury, and 24 March, 1682, he with 
three others appraised the estate of George Carr. 

The Trade and Navigation Acts were unpopular, 
and constantly violated. In September, 1682, Edward 
Randolph, collector of customs, brought suit against 
several owners of vessels, but failed and appealed to 
the King in Council. Among those prosecuted were 
*' Nathan" Clark and Daniel Davison of Newberry 
Owners of the Ketch Nuberry seized for bringing 40 
Pipes of wines directly from the Canary's and unlieuer- 
ing the same in this Colony before Entry contrary to 
the 15* of the King." Isaac Eveleigh was the master 
of the ketch. A ** Ketch " was a vessel with two masts, 
usually from 100 to 250 tons burthen. 

In 1683 William Morse of Newbury appointed * his 
loving friends Capt. Daniel Peirce, Tristram Coffin 
and Nathaniel Clarke' overseers of his will, and in 
the will of Anthony Somerby, dated 22 January, 1685, 
is the following clause: **And Desire my trusty & 
well beloved freinds my brother Tristram Coffin & my 
Cousen Nathaniel Clark senr to be the overseers of 
my last will & testament." 

In May, 1684, ^^ was appointed naval officer for 
the ports of Newbury and Salisbury by the General 
Court, in answer to a petition of inhabitants of those 
towns, and at the session beginning 4 June, 1685, 
ensign of Capt. Daniel Peirce's company at Rowley, 
vice Stephen Greenleaf promoted. Capt. Peirce and 
other officers petitioned for these promotions 25 May, 
1685, stating that Nathaniel Clarke was the oldest 
sergeant in the company. 

(Massachusetts Records, Vol. V.) 



12 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

In 1685 ^^ estate of John Hutchins was indebted 
to ** Mr. Nathaniel Clarke of Nubery." 

Great Island, August 13th, 1687. 

To his excellency Edmufid Andros : 

Sir, — 

Your excellency may please to remember I proposed some 
persons as fitting to serve his majesty in the town of New- 
bury both in civil and military affairs. On my return to this 
place I had discourcc with several persons, the most consider- 
able of that town, that by want of justices of the peace, noth- 
ing hath been done at the meeting of those inhabitants for 
settling the rates and other concerns of the publick. Mr. 
Woodbridge, one of the justices is very ancient and crazy 
and seldom goes abroad ; Mr. Dummer the other justice 
lives six miles from the place and therefore very unfit for 
that service for the town of Newbury, besides his other qual- 
ities in not being of the loyal party as he ought to be. I doe 
therefore entreat of your excellency, that in the commission 
of the peace my two friends Daniel Pierce and Nathaniel 
Clarke may be put, which I assure myself will be for his maj- 
esty's service and to your excellency's satisfaction. There 
are no military commissions sent to that place and therefore 
I doe entreat your excellency's favour that commissions be 
sent these following persons. Daniel Davison, captain of 
horse for Newbury and Rowley. Stephen Greenleaf junior 
lieutenant. George March cornet. Of the first company 
Thomas Noyes captain, Stephen Greenleaf senior lieutenant, 
James Noyes ensign. Of the second company Nathaniel 
Clarke captain, John March lieutenant, Moses Gerrish en- 
sign. * • * • • 

Your excellency's servant 

Robert Mason.* 

* Mason was of the Governor's Council. For entire letter see Coffin's His- 
tory of Newbury, p. 149. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 13 

On 2 June, 1690, he took the depositions of Joseph, 
an Indian, and of Robin, a negro, concerning the 
supposed treasonable communication of Isaac Morrill 
with the French. The following fac-simile is from 
a tracing, and hardly does justice to the original 
signature. 




(Essex County Court Papers, Vol. XLIX, p. 57.) 
FROM NEWBURY TOWN RECORDS. 

" March 2, 1667 Nathaniel Clarke was chofen to serve as 
the Towne Conftable for the yeare ensuing." 

" Dec. 3, 1668 the Select men granted Liberty to Nathaniel 
Clarke, Mr. Edward Woodman, Benjamin Lowie John Kelley 
and John Kent jun. to build a pew for their wives at their 
owne charg in the meeting house from the east end of the 
fourth gallery to the pulpit to be and to remain to them and 
their heirs for ever." 

"at a meeting of the Select men Feb. 25 1668 Taking into 
consideration the gcnerall request and complaint of Consider- 
able persons for want of seats in the meeting house the Select 
men ordered thre seats to be built for such persons that do 
want, provided that now the seats are builded that such per- 
sons as are placed in them do pay their equall ihares and 
proportion for the building of them and in case that any such 
persons are placed in the said seats, shall refuse to pay their 
fhares then they (hall have no right in the faid feats, and 
Mr. Richard Dumcr jun. Thomas Woodbridge, John Dole, 
Thomas Noyes John Knight & Nathaniel Clarke is placed 
in the new short seat on the east side of the meeting houfe 
and shall have free egrefs and regrefs through the Long seat 
or some other way." 

"That whereas Nathaniel Clarke being Conftable in the 
yeare 1668 there was left in his hands the sum of eight 



14 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

pounds and six shillings of the Towne Rate to buy a barrell 
of powder, the said Nathaniel Clarke upon the ninth day of 
may in the yeare 1670 brought two Cowes and tendered them 
unto the Select men John Bartlett Sen Wei Chandler & 
Caleb Moody for the payment of the aforesaid ;£8-6-o the 
two Cowes was prised by William Titcomb and Tristram 
Coffin at seaven pounds twelve shillings and sixpence, the said 
Select men received the Cowes at the said price of ;£7-i2-6, 
then they agreed with the said Nathaniel Clarke to give him 
the two Cowes and that which was above in his hands and 
forty shillings of good pay out of the next Towne Rate to 
procure a barrell of powder for the townes ufe and upon this 
agreement the Cowes was delivered unto Nathaniel Clarke 
again by the said Select men and Nathaniel Clarke doth 
engage to buy a barrell of powder for the townes ufe between 
this and October next ensueing. 

"Sept 2, 1670. We the Select men above mentioned re- 
ceived a barrell of marchantable & good conditioned powder 
for the townes ufe of Nathaniel Clarke, a full barrell & we 
acknowledge that the town is indebted to the said Nathaniel 

Clarke the full sum of forty shillings. 

John Bartlett 

Wm. Chandler 

Edmund Moore 

Samuel Plumer 

Caleb Moody 

"Sept. 19, 1670 Mr. Hills Capt. Gerrish, Archelaus Wood- 
man William Titcomb Nathaniel Clarke are appointed to 
draw up an order about the settling the freeholders interest 
& to present it to the Generall Courte." 

"Jan. 3, 1672 A Committee was chofen for building a 
houfe for the ministry the same demensions every way, ac- 
cording as Nathaniel Clarkes houfe is with an Addition of 
a porch." 

"At a Generall Towne meeting April 16 1673, Richard 
Knight, John Knight Sen, Benjamin Rolfe, John Emery Sen. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 15 

& Nathaniel Clarke was chosen to be a committee to search 
out such lands that are Common belonging to the Towne 
which particular men have enclosed into their proprietyes 
and to bring what they have found out to the Towne the 
next meeting." 

"March i 1674-75 It is voted that Nathaniel Clarke & 
Henry Jaques being Impowered by the Towne fencing & 
finishing the building of the ministry house that they Com- 
pleat the finishing of housing and fencing of the ground for 
pasture to be done according to writing given by the Select 
men for every person with carts & oxen & hands & tools 
suitable to bring stones &c and every person not having oxen 
appear in person to help forward the work & in neglect ihall 
pay five ihillings to be drained by the Conllable within two 
days after the neglect or the Conftable pay his fine if he 
neglects his duty therein. 

P. Anthony Somerby." 

"April 13, 167s Daniel Pierce, Sen. Nathaniel Clarke & 
John Bartlett, Sen. were chofen to compleat the finishing & 
fencing in of the ministry house." 

" Feb 5, 1677 Nathaniel Clarke & John Knight is placed 
in the west gallery for seat." 

March 3, 1678/9, Nathaniel was chosen " to serve upon 
the Jury of tryalls at Ipswich Court next." 

"Jan 5, 1679 Nathaniel Clarke proposed for a place to 
make a wharf." 

"At a legall meeting of the freemen & Towne March ist 
1679-80 Nathaniel Clarke propofed for a parcell of the flats 
on the South call side of the Point of Rocks that was granted 
to Capt. White about thre Rods broad at hy water mark and 
fo to low water mark to make a wharf. This proposition 
was voted and granted but the Townes Inhabitants shall 
have free liberty to land goods upon it provided they do not 
let them ly to Damnify the owner, and the wharf is to be 
made up within thre yeares or elfe if it be not done then the 



1 6 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

land is to return to the Towne again." This is from a copy ; 
the original is illegible. 

" March 4, 1682 The Select men of Newbury ordered and 
appointed Sergt. Nathaniel Clarke to warn Evan Morris out 
of the towne of Newbury." 

"At a Legall meeting of the Select men May 3** 1682 We 
the Select men of Newbury do order & appoint Serg: Nathal 
Clarke to anfwer the Compl*. of the Towne of Topsfeild con- 
cerneing Euan Morris at the adiournement of the Court of 
Ipfwich which will bee the ninth Day of may 1682 And 
hereby we do give him full power to prefent the Cafe." 

In 1668 29 shillings were paid to him out of the 
town rate for services, etc. ; in 1670 ^2, 11^. ; in 1672 
the town rate was ;^ioo, and ^s.y 6d. was paid him ; in 
1673 17^.; 1674 £t, i2s., 6d.\ 1675 £i, 18^.; 1677 
£i,^.\ 1678 8^.; 1682 ;^i, lys., 6d. 

On I January, 1684, his tax for the payment of the 
town debt and for the schoolmaster's salary amounted 
to 17^., gd., and in 1685 ^^ 7^'f 3^- ^^ money and 
145'., 6d. in " corne " for Mr. Richardson's salary. 
On 18 November, 1685, "Enfig: Clarke" was as- 
sessed 8^., 4//. in *' come" and 4^., 2d. in "mony" as 
his share of the ''Country Rate" On 8 December, 
1685, l^^s county tax was 45',, 2d. In 1685 his part 
of the town rate was 4^., and 21 December, he was 
assessed 4^., 3^. His town rate 4 January, 1686/7, 
was ";^ 1-0-4" 

In 1682 the selectmen were John Bartlett, Nathaniel 
Clarke, Joseph Bailey and Samuel Ordway, and that 
year Nathaniel was on a committee chosen by the town 
to lay out a road ** in the bounds of Newbury." This 
road was voted in connection with one laid out by the 
town of Andover. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 17 

In April, 1682, Nathaniel was one of the persons 
placed in the new seats in the gallery of the meeting 
house. 

On 10 March, 1684/5, "Scrg* Nathaniel Clarke and 
William Noyes were Chofen to Serve upon the jury of 
tryales at Ipfwich Court next." 

On 5 March, 1686, he was on a committee to divide 
common lands, and 19 June, 1686, he was chosen one 
of the committee, composed of the leading men of the 
town, to arrange the division among the freeholders of 
a large tract of common land lying above Artichoke 
River, afterward known as the *' Rate lots," and agree- 
ably to the report forty- five acres were set off to him 
and to his eldest son. 

A town record dated 13 February, 1704/5, informs 
us that in the drawing of lots " for y* Share. of flats" 
**Enf: Nath" Clark" 119, Jonathan Clark 21. This 
doubtless refers to the original shares. 

In June, 1686, the selectmen recommended Na- 
thaniel among those ** to Serve on juries who are 
freeholdes." 

On 9 December, 1686, the selectmen appointed a 
committee to investigate the town's right to ** Salt 
Marlh in plum Ifland " *' Cap T**** Noyes & Enfign 
Nath" Clark "^^ chofen for y* S^ service." 

In 1687 ^^ signed orders as selectman; his col- 
leagues were Tristram Coffin, Richard Bartlett, Daniel 
Peirce and Joseph Bailey. 

On 25 May, 1688, Capt. Daniel Peirce was chosen 
first selectman, ** Enfign Nath" Clark chofen y* Second 
Select man," Major Daniel Davison third. Ensign Jacob 
Toppan fourth, and Capt. Thomas Noyes was chosen 
" Comifion E." 



i8 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

The early Newbury records are rather meagre, are 
not strictly chronological, and on some pages the ink 
has entirely faded out. 

Nathaniel was not a selectman in 1689 or 1690. He 
was constable 1667, 1668, tythingman in 1679, 1681 
(appointed by selectmen 25 April), 1682 and 1685, 
selectman in 1682, 1687, 1688, and probably other 
years. In some years the tythingmen were appointed 
by the selectmen. 

On 30 August, 1688, D. Peirce, D. Davison, Nath'l 
Clarke and Jacob Toppan, selectmen of Newbury, met 
with the commissioner, Thomas Noyes, and prepared a 
list of all the persons above fourteen years of age, and 
of all the taxable property in town, *' according to y* 
act of Councill." *'Ensig" Clarke" had in his family 
three male persons over fourteen years of age, and 
owned 4 houses, 14 acres of plowland, 16 of meadow, 
10 of pasture, 2 horses, i one year old, 4 oxen, 5 cows, 
30 sheep and 3 hogs. Nathaniel, Jr., had in his family 
two male persons over fourteen years of age, and 
owned 2 houses, 6 acres of plowland, 4 of meadow, i 
horse, 2 oxen, 2 cows, 12 sheep and i hog. The whole 
rate of the town was ;^6o, 2^., (>d. 

The following abstracts are from the Registry at 
Salem. It will be seen that almost invariably the name 
is written Clarke rather than Clark in these deeds. As 
to the spelling of words there was then no standard. 

On 10 September, 1664, Nathaniel Clarke of New- 
bury bought of John Woollcutt of Newbury '* and Mary 
my wife " for ;^4, <^s. ** all that parcel of land which was 
Henry Travers his portion of devident land lately pur- 
chased of Nicholas Wallington containing by estimation 
Seaven acres" ** lying & being in Newbury in the field 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 19 

of devident land with all and singular the wood timber 
profitts & appurtenances thereunto belonging." 

(Ipswich Deeds, Lib. II, fol. 391.) 

On 25 March, 1665, " Nath" Clark of Newberry" 
sold the same to Tristram Coffin for £<^. Nathaniel's 
wife did not sign. 

(lib. IX, fol. 1 56.) 

On 7 July, 1666, he bought of Robert Morse of New- 
bury " Taylour" for ;^90 '* All the houses e land I have 
in Newbury conteineing by estimation nyne acres b it 
more or lesse and three quarters as it lyeth. Scituate 
lyeing and being in Newbury neare Merrimack River 
in the little field " ** the street next Merrimack River 
on the Northeasterly end" ''with all and singular the 
house barne Hovells, outhouses, pasture, meadow, e 
arable land Orchyards, gardens, fences ^iffitts appete- 
nances imunityes and Heredittaments whatsoever " 
** bounded with the Land of James Brown on the 
Northwesterly syde the land of M' William Thomas 
on the Southeasterly syde, the Street next Merrimack 
River on the Northeasterly end and the land of M' 
Richard Lowle on the Southwesterly end and two 
foure acre lotts in Plumbe Hand the one lately pur- 
chased of the heires of John Swett being the fift lott 
being foure acres more or less." The land formerly 
owned by Swett was bounded north by land of 
Anthony Morse, south by David Wheelaus, east by 
Robert Morse, and west by the river at high water 
mark. " The other lott lately purchased of M' Wood- 
bridge being the seaven & twenteth lott conteine also 
foure acres." The Woodbridge land was bounded 
south by land of Henry Lunt, deceased, east by the 
upland, and west by the river at high water mark. 



20 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Morse reserved the right to remove his crops and 
** My wife to dwell in the house untill the last Day 
of Aprill next " "In witness whereof I the abovesayd 
Robert Morse An my wife have sett our hands & seales 
the seaventh day of July in the yeare of our Lord Gk>d 
one thousand Six hundred Sixty Six In the eigh- 
teenth yeare of our dread soveraigne Lord Charles the 
Second of Great Britaine ffrance & Ireland King defens 
fidi It is also agred before the ensealeing hereof that 
if Hugh Marsh require to sett a reeke of Hay behind 
the house in the winter he Shall have liberty prvided 
he fence it in severally as far as Roberts deed doth 
alow." Nathaniel Clarke is called a *' Shoemaker" in 
this deed. 

Witnesses 

Steephe Greenleife 
Dan [ELL Perce 
Anthony Somerby 

(Ipswich Deeds, Lib. II, fol. 79.) 

Apparently the nine acres of land with the buildings 
were the same sold by Hugh March to Robert Morse, 
19 September, 1658. 

Ann Morse released dower 13 June, 1667, Tristram 
Coffin and Anthony Morse were witnesses ** that 
Robert Morse did give Nathaniell Clarke legall pos- 
session by turfe & twig a part in leaw of the hole 
according to law." On 9 July, 1666, Tristram Coffin 
and Abiel Somerby were witnesses of payment of the 
•' nynety pounds." Document dated 12 July, 1667. 

(Ipswich Deeds, lib. Ill, fol. 117.) 

On 3 October, 1667, J^^n Woodbridge and wife 
Mary sold to Nathaniel Clarke ** the Seven and 
Twentyeth Freehold Lott in plumb Island containing 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. si 

foure Acres " " the River at hige Water Marke on the 
West" land of Widow Seers on the north, and land 
of Henry Lunt on the south. 

(Ipswich Deeds, Lib. V, fol. 141.) 

On 19 September, 1670, Nathaniel bought of John 
Bishop the *'conionage or right of a Freehold" that 
was granted by the town to Samuel Scullard. "we 
John Bishop late of Newbury in New England now of 
Woodbridge in new Jarsy & John Rolfe late of New- 
bury now of Nantucks Ilan** & Samuel Denis of Wood- 
bridge in New Jarsy in the right of Sarah my Wife " 
Price £S' 
Witnesses 

Anthony Somerby 

John Atkinson 

(Ipswich Deeds, Lib. V, fol. 140.) 

On 10 April, 1674, Nathaniel Clarke bought of 
Daniel and Hannah Lunt of Newbury for ;^io a 
" foure Acre Lot of Sake Marsh knowne by the 
name of the Sixe Twentyeth lott laid out for III" 
Shellings Freehold be it more or lesse bounded w*** 
William Ilsly land on the South the Plumb Hand 
Riuer at high Water Marke on the West & fll w* 
was laid out for M' Woodbridges lot in Plumb Island 
now in Nathaniel Clarks possession on the North & 
Plum Island upland on the East." 

(Ipswich Deeds, Lib. V, fol. 139.) 

On 12 July, 1683, "Thomas Putnam of Salem 
Village" for £\% "received of Sargent Nathaniell 
Clarke of y* towne of Nubery " ** Cordwinder " sold 
" twenty acres of upland lying & being in y* bounds 
of y* towne of Amsbery " ** w** twenty acres of land 
be it more or less was formerly y* land of Enock 
Greenleaf ; purchased by M' George Carr deceased & 



22 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

now in y* possession of me y* sd Thomas Putnam as 
my own " *' bounded by y* land of Majo^ Robert Pike 
Esterly & Westerly & by Merrimack river Southerly " 

(Old Norfolk Deeds, Ub. Ill, fol. 356.) 

On 4 December, 1685, Nathaniel Clarke ** Mer- 
chant" for one eighth of a •* Kotch caled y* Salisbury 
meado sure unto me by Isaac Morril of y* Towne of 
Salisbury" exchanged "six full & Compleat acres of 
Marsh now lying & being within y* bounds of y* Town 
Ship of Salisbury afores**" Wife Elizabeth signed. 
Witness *' Nathaniel Clarke jun^ " 

(Ub. IX, fol. 280; Ub. VIII, fol. 282.) 

On 15 March, 1685/6, Nathaniel Clarke bought of 
Samuel and Thomas Lowell of Newbury and ** Marge- 
rite" Lowell, their mother, for ;^i8 sterling one and 
one half acres of upland lying ** in a place comonly cald 
or Knowne by the name of y* littell feilds." 

(Ipswich Deeds, lib. V, fol. 142.) 

Richard '*LowIe" in his will dated 25 June, 168 1, 
gave his son Thomas twelve acres of upland ** adioyne- 
ing to James Brownes and Nathaniel Clarks land & 
widdow Muzzyes land." 

The lot which Nathaniel Clarke bought of the 
Lowells was bounded north by Joseph Muzzey's land, 
northeast by the street, southeast by Thomas Lowell's 
land, and southwest and northwest by land formerly 
owned by Richard Lowell, now by Thomas and Mar- 
garet Lowell. 

There is recorded at Salem a mortgage made 26 
March, 1686, from *' Robert Downer of y* towne of 
Salisbury Massechusets Collony in New england, house 
carpenter on y* one part & Nath" Clarke of y* towne of 
Nubery w^^in y* Contrey & Collony aforesd Mer*** on 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 23 

y* other part " for " tenn pound in currant sylver money 
of New england " his *' Bareberry marsh lot lying & 
being w*in y* township of Salisbury" There were 
five acres. The receipt is dated ** 28 of feb'" 1687/8, 
and concludes : 

Signed & owned in presence Received by me 

of us Daniel Peirce NathHt Clarke 

Henry Short 

(Old Norfolk Deeds, Lib. Ill, fol. 352.) 

Nathaniel Clarke is called ensign in the Newbury 
records, and was sometimes entitled **Hon— " when 
mentioned by his cotemporaries. He died on Mon- 
day, 25 August, 1690, aged about 48. Judge Sewall 
mentioned in his famous diary seeing Nathaniel at the 
funeral of Capt. Gerrish at Salem, Thursday, 11 
August, 1687, and also wrote under date of 29 August, 
1690, ** Nathan^ Clarke of Newbury buried this week, 
died Aug^ 25 ". 

Nathaniel lived near the Merrimack River, in what 
is now Newburyport, not far from the southwest cor- 
ner of Water and Lime Streets. The wharf and ware- 
house were a little to the northeast of the present 
custom house. The Year-book of the Massachusetts 
Society of Colonial Wars, for 1898, contains a sketch 
of the life of Nathaniel Clarke by George Kuhn® 
Clarke. 

MR. NATHANIEL CLARKE'S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT. 

Coined from the original on file with the Essex County Court papers, Vol. 
XLIX, p. 91. 

In the name of GOD Amen. I Nathaniel Clark of New- 
bury in New England Sen'- being weake of body, yet of 
sound and perfect mind and memory praise be therfore given 
to Almighty God, do make and ordaine this my present last 



24 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

will and testament, in manner and form as foloweth, (that is 
to say.) first & principally I commend my soul into y* hands 
of Almighty God, hoping, through y* merits, death & pasion 
of my Saviour Jesus Christ, to have ful & fre pardon & for- 
givness of all my sins & to inherit Everlasting Life ; And my 
body I comit to y' Earth to be decently buried at y« discresion 
of my Executors hereafter named ; as touching y« dispsiton 
of all such temporal Estate, as it hat pleased Almighty God 
to bestow upon me, I give & dipose therof, as foloweth 

first, I will y^. my debts & funeral charges be paid & dis- 
charged. Item. I give unto my son Nathaniel if he live to 
come home all y* my parcell of land above hatychoke, caled 
by y« name of y« rate lot, Joyning to his owne land, as it is 
bounded by y* land of John Keely westerly & y« land of 
Joseph baily Easterly. 

item. I give unto my Son Thomas beside w' I have 
allrady given him, one Acre & half of land of my homsted 
Joyning to his owne land & y« land of Samuel Greenleafe & 
to y*land of Will" Moulton, provided y* his father Noyes 
shal give & confirm to him five acrs of salt marsh making 
his daughters portion worth one hundred pound. 

item. I give unto my Son Henery all this my parcel of 
land or homsted undisposed of, with all y^ salt marsh that I 
bought with it & a lot of salt marsh at plum island which I 
bought of Daniel Lunt, provided he shal live w^^ his mothr 
& take y5 care her buisnes, whilst She remans a widow ; 
but if She shal mary he shal pay to his mothr six pound a 
year until my youngest child be sixtene year old & then to 
enter upo it as his owne propr estat. 

item. I give to my Son Daniel al y*. my parcel of Land 
above harty choke caled by y* name of frehold lot as it is 
bounded with y? land of John Emery Easterly & w^> y? land 
of francis browne westrly And my lot of salt marsh at Sals- 
bury down at y? poynts bounded w*^ y? marsh of Samuel 
french Sen!: Easterly & y* marsh of Isaac Moril westerly. 

item. I give to my Son Josiah al y' my parcel of Land 
w^ I bought of thomas putnam Lying in Almsbury as it is 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 25 

bounded w^ y® land of major pike easter & westerly & on 
Merimak River northerly. 

item, my brigandine and all y? rest & residue of my 
p.sonal Estate goods & cbatels whatsoevr I doe give and be- 
quath unto my loving & dear wife & t my Son John whom I 
apoint my ful & sol Executors of thys ray last wil & teste- 
ment to be disposed of for y* bringing up of my four youngest 
children And when y? children are of age y' my Estate is to 
be devided into six parts my wife to have two parts of it, 
y* other four parts to be devided equaly to my Son, And my 
daughters Sarah, And Elizabeth, And Judith. 

item, my will is y* estate w^ I have given to my Son 
henery viz, my homsted & y? marsh be my wifes & at her 
disposal during widowhod, & also my warhose & y^ pacel of 
land or flats as it was granted by y? towne w** y? war house 
stands upon. 

item, my wil is y* my warhouse & y\ pacel of land or flats 
w^^ it stands on be disposed of by my Executors as y? rest of 
my estate comited to their care & to be devided to my wife 
& my Son John & my thre daughters. 

item, my will is, y' if any of my children dy before 
mariage thier estat shal be devided Equally amongst y? rest 
of my children. 

item, my desire is y'. my honored father in Law Trustram 
Cofin & my Loveing freinds henery Sumersby & Will"* Noyes 
be overseers of y' ray Last wil and testement. 

Dated in Newbery y? 21 twenty first day of august anno 
Dom. one thousand six hundred & ninty. 

Will- Noyes. jS^cUdt Cfssjrjl^ 

Rebecca Somerby. 

This Last Will of M^ Nathaniel Clark of newbury, being 
presented to the Court held at Ipswich Sep' 30* 1690 by 
the Widdow of said Clark and their Son John the witnesses 
hereto, appeared and gave oath that they did se the said 
Nathaniel Clarke Signe and owne the same as his last Will 



26 NA7HANIEL CLARKE 

and Testament and that at the same time he was of a dispos- 
ing mind, further the said William Noyce and Rebecka 
Sumersby do Testifie that being present when Nathaniel 
Clarke Sen', of Newbury, did make his Will & order it to be 
written that then at that time he did appoynt and order his 
wife Elizabeth Clarke and his Son John Clarke to be joynt 
Executors to this his Last Will, upon which Evidence the 
said will is approved & allowed, to be Enterd into Record. 

attests. Tho*. Wade, Cle. 

The following is an exact copy of the original inven- 
tory filed with the will in the office of the Clerk of 
the Courts at Salem. In some instances, however, 
the writer is unable to decide whether the letter S is 
intended to be a capital or not. The names of the 
appraisers do not appear. 

In this inventory the signs used to indicate pounds 
and shillings are lb and s written over the figures. The 
modem signs are used because it is difficult to repro- 
duce the old forms. The number of words per line in 
the printed matter varies slightly from the arrangement 
in the original. For example, the first line of the latter 
includes the words " adjoyning and " 

An inventory taken this 27 day of September 1690 of 
y« estate of Nathaniel Clark of Newbury, prized as money. 

Imprimis. To the Dwelling houses and baraes, 9 acres of land 

adjoyning and frehold of commoning 200 00 00 

To the frehold Lott jf 30 To the Rate Lott jf 30 To a parcel 

of land in Amsbury jf 30 090 00 00 

To peice of Salt Marsh at little pine Island £\2 012 00 00 

To peice of Meadow at Salisbury poynt jf 20 020 00 00 

To 3 Lots of Meadow at plum Island j£'36 036 00 00 

To 3 horses £^ To 2 oxen £^ To 6 Cows £\2 To 6 young 

cattle ;f 10 038 00 00 

To 3 yearlings and 3 calves £^ To 26 sheep and Lambs £^ 1 51 

To swine £2 on 15 00 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 27 

To his wearing apparell wollin & linnin, plate buttons and 

buckles ;£'20 020 00 00 

To books jf 4 To money £1 To a tankard £\o To a cup & 

6 spoons ;£'2 lor 021 10 00 

To money due by Ull for the Brigandine Sould 115 00 00 

To 2 guns, 2 swords and 2 belts jf 5 To aminition £\ 006 00 00 

To 5 feather beds, 7 boulsters, 4 pillows and 2 flock beds £\^* 019 00 00 
To 9 coverlids, 4 rugs, 6 blankets and 2 payr of curtains £17 .. 017 00 00 
To 16 payr of sheets ;£'i4 To 6 duzen of napkins £2 To 6 

table cloths £2 To 6 towells 12s 019 12 00 

8 boulster cases £1 8 Pillow cases 15J cubbard Cloths 5/ 

sheeps wool & yarn £2 los 005 10 00 

To 7 bedsteads and cords £2 To 6 tables and forms and joynt 

Stooles £2 005 00 00 

To 2 duzen and 9 chairs £6 los To 3 truncks and a desk £1 . 007 10 00 
To 3 chests 3ar To 2 boxes 3^ To a carpit y To a coppar 

and 3 kettles £^ 006 18 00 

To 2 Iron pots and a kettle £1 To 3 skillets &r To 12 Platters 

£1 los 002 18 00 

To 12 plates and twelve porringers £1 To 4 drinking pots ys 

To 5 candlesticks £1 002 07 00 

To smoothin Irons, Tongs, fire shovel and wanning pan i8j. . . . 000 18 00 
To trenchers, spoons, dishes, trayes, earthen ware and glasses 

£1 10 001 10 00 

To hogsheads, barrils, tubes, pails and vinegar £2 002 00 00 

To a payr of stilliards, scales, weights, a cradle, leather and a 

mortar £2 002 00 00 

To wheat. Rye, barly, Indyan com, oates and beans ;f 12 012 00 00 

To 2 wheeles a payr of cards and a reel 6x To a hay boat and 

cannoa £$ 005 06 00 

To 2 ploughs, a harrow, howes, axes, siths, spades, shovels, sled 

and tumbril 001 15 00 

To an old Net 5J To horse furniture 3ar To a fringpan and 

some small things 5^ 002 00 00 

To measures and sives los To an anchor 30/ To 40 bushells 

of salt £^ 007 00 00 

To the ware house and land adjoining jf 20 020 00 00 

To hay £4 004 00 00 



714 09 00 



At a Court held at Ipswich, Sept^ 30*^ 1690 This Inventory 
was presented by the Executors unto the last Will and Testa- 
ment of M^ Nathaniell Clarke of Newbury deceased, for a 
true Inventory of all his knowne Estate w*** thair oaths for 



28 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

the truth of all that at present appears as also If more ap- 
pears to add the same and to give accou^ therof to the Court 
in Convenient time 

as attest Tho! Wade, Clerk 

Nathaniel Clarke married in Newbury, 23 November, 
1663,* Elizabeth, born there i November, 1646, died 
in Exeter, N. H., 15 March, 1716, daughter of Henry 
and Judith (Greenleaf) Somerby. Henry Somerby was 
the second son of Richard Somerby of Little Bytham 
in Lincolnshire, where his family had been eminently 
respectable for several generations. The mother of 
Mrs. Clarke was the daughter of Capt. Edmund Green- 
leaf, who was probably of French origin, and was one 
of the early settlers of Newbury, having come there 
from Ipswich, Suffolk, England, not later than 1638. 
Greenleaf was perhaps a translation of Feuillevert, the 
original French name of the family. 

The births of all Nathaniel's children are recorded in 
Newbury. They were 

i. Nathaniel' b. 5 Dec. 1664, d. 6 June, 1665. 
2. ii. Nathaniel* b. 13 Mar. 1666, d. Oct. 1690. 

iii. Thomas' b. 9 Feb. i667[-8], d. in Newbury, 25 
Apr. 1722. See Part IV in larger book ([902). 

* The late Mr. Joshua Coffin, historian of Newbury, in an interesting letter 
to the late Honorable William Cogswell^ Clarke of Manchester, N. II., states 
that Nathaniel Clarke and Elizabeth Somerby were married in the house occu- 
pied by himself at the time of writing, and by Tristram Coffin, step>-father of 
the bride, in 1663. The house was visited by the writer in August, 1S97. The 
southeastern part, said to have been built by Henry Somerby, who died in 1652, 
has been long used for storage, but is now (1897) being put in order. It is a 
very curious and interesting place. The remainder of the house was built by 
Tristram Coffin, who married the widow of Henry Somerby. It contains many 
relics of the past, and is in good condition. " Ould Newbury," by John J. 
Currier, has a good picture of this house. 



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AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 29 

iv. John* b. 24 Jan. 1670, d. in Exeter, N. H., 25 
July, 1705. Harvard College, 1690. Sec Part 
V in larger book. 

V. Henry* b. 5 July, 1673, d. in Greenland, N. H., 
9 June, 1749. See Part VI in larger book. 

vi. Daniel* b. 16 Dec 1675, d. before 1709. 

S.P* 
vii. Sarah* b. 17 Jan. i677[-8], d. 25 Aug. 1741, m. 
9 June, 1697 (int. 7 May), Nicholas Oilman of 
Exeter, N. H., b. 26 Dec. 1672, d. 9 Mar. 1749, 
who was judge of the Court of Common Pleas 
1729, '30, and of the Superior Court of N. H., 
1732-40, and was a very wealthy man having 
an estate of ^34,000. He was son of John and 
Elizabeth (Treworgye) Oilman. Nicholas and 
Sarah* (Clarke) Oilman had seven sons and 
three daughters, i. Samuels Gt'/man h. iMdiy, 
1698, d. 3 Jan. 1785 ; of Exeter. He m. 2 Sept. 

1719, Abigail Lord of Ipswich, Mass., and had 
nine children. She d. 29 Nov. 1745, and he 
m. 19 Feb. 1746/7, Mary Woodbridge, who d. 
28 Apr. 1759 } He was a colonel, and judge of 
the Superior Court 1740-47. 2. yoAn^ Gilman 
b. 24 Dec. 1699, d. 6 Dec. 1722, m. 8 Nov. 

1720, Mary Thing and had two sons who died 
young. 3. Daniel^ Gilman b. 28 Jan. 1702, 
d. 15 Oct. 1780, of apoplexy while in church, 
and was buried the 17th, m. 2 Sept. 1724, 
Mary Lord of Ipswich, Mass., and had five 
children. She d. 22 Mar. 1735/6, and he m. 
23 Sept. 1736, Abigail Sawyer of Wells, Me., 
who d. in Exeter, 16 Sept. 1779, buried the 
i8th, and had six children. Col. Daniel' Oilman 
was father of Nicholas* Gilman, Treasurer of 
New Hampshire 1775-82, and grandfather of 
John Taylors Gilman who was Governor 1794- 



* S. p. is the common abbreviation of " sine prole,*' meaning without issue. 



30 NATHANIEL CLARKE 



1805, '13-16. 4. Nathaniel^ Gilman b. 2 Mar. 
1704, m. 16 Sept. 1725, Sarah Emery of Wells, 
Me., and had six children. He had literary 
tastes, and was a subscriber to Prince's Chro- 
nology. 5. Nicholas Gilman^ A. M., b. 18 
Jan. 1707/8, d. 13 Apr. 1748, m. 22 Oct. 1730, 
Mary Thing of Exeter, N. H., and had five 
children. He graduated at Harvard College 
in 1724, and was minister at Durham, N. H. 
6. Jo5iah> Gilman b. 25 Feb. 1709/10, d. i 
Jan. 1793, m. 2 Dec. 173 1, Abigail Coffin of 
Exeter, N. H., and had ten children. He was 
a physician in Exeter, and clerk of the pro- 
prietors of Gilraanton for thirty years. 7. 
Sarah Gilman b. 25 June, 1712, d. 19 Mar. 
1792, m. 26 Aug. 1730, Rev. James Pike, A. M., 
Harvard College 1725, d. 1792, first settled 
minister at Somersworth, N. H., and had 
seven children. 8. Trueworthy^ Gilman b. 
5 (15) Oct 1714, d, 18 Apr. 1765, buried the 
20th, m. 17 June, 1738, Susannah Lowe of 
Ipswich, Mass. She d. 17 Nov. 1749, and he m. 
8 Jan. 1752, Mrs. Hannah Ayres ; three or more 
children, perhaps all by the first wife. He was 
a lieutenant. 9. Elizabeth Gilman b. 5 Nov. 
1 717, d. 25 Apr. 1740. 10. Joanna^ Gilman b. 
14 (20) July, 1720, d. 8 (3) Apr. 1750, m. 9 
Dec. 1742, Col. John Wentworth of Somers- 
worth, speaker of the House of Representa- 
tives of New Hampshire, president of the first 
Revolutionary Convention in N. H., senator, 
councillor, and judge of the Superior Court. 
They had four children. For an account of 
several of these Gilmans see the New En- 
gland Historical and Genealogical Register, 
Vol. XVni, p. 258, the History of Gilman- 
ton, N. H., and Gilman Genealogies. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 31 

The following abstract of a deed is from the Registry 
of Essex County. 

On 9 November, 1737, Nicholas Gillman of Exeter, New 
Hampshire, " & Sarah his Wife formerly Sarah Clark daughter 
of Nath" Clark late of Newbury" "Cap* Tho« Dean of s^ 
Exeter & Deborah his Wife formerly Deborah Clark daughter 
of y* Rev^ M' John Clark late of Exeter & Grandaughter of 
y* abovesaid Nath* Clark" sold for ^30 to James Wise of 
Newbury, yeoman, all their rights in "a Certain Warehouse 
and parcel of Land and Flatts in Newbury " Gillman not 
Oilman in signatures. 

(Ub. LXXV. fol. 154.) 

viii. Josiah' b. 7 May, 1682, d. in Boston, 29 Apr. 
1 717. See Part XI in larger book (1902). 
ix. Elizabeth' b. 15 May, 1684, d. in Beverly, Mass., 
24 Jan. 1762, m. Dr. Robert Hale of Beverly, 
b. 3 Nov. 1668, bapt. 8th, Harvard College 
1686, d. 12 Jan. 1 7 18/19, justice of the peace, 
selectman, and representative in the General 
Court three years. He was son of Rev. John 
Hale, A. M., of Beverly, b. 3 June, 1636, Har- 
vard College 1657, d. 15 May, 1700, and of 
Rebecca, dau. of Henry and Rebecca (Swayne) 
Byley of Sarum, Eng., who settled in Salis- 
bury, Mass., 1640, and grandson of Robert 
Hale of Charlestown, Mass., who was one of 
the first (two) deacons there, also ensign and 
selectman many years. Deacon Robert Hale 
became a Freeman in 1634, and a member of 
the Artillery Company in 1644, d. 16 July, 
1659. Eor an account of Dr. Robert Hale, 
see the History of Beverly, by Stone, p. 155. 
The children of Robert and Elizabeth* (Clarke) 
Hale were i. Rebecca^ Hale b. 19 Nov. 1701, 
bapt. 23, d. 4 July, 1751, m. 12 Feb. 1718/19, 



32 NATHANIEL CLARKE 



Rev. John Chipman, A. M., b. in Barnstable, 
Mass., i6 Feb. 1690/1, Harvard College 171 1, 
d. 23 Mar. 1775, Pastor in what is now North 
Beverly, Mass. The Latin inscription above 
her grave commends her as " of marked piety, 
the ornament of her sex, an exemplar to her 
family, and the crown of her husband." She 
had fifteen children. Her eldest son, John* 
Chipman, A. M., Harvard College 1738, was 
the father of Wards Chipman, A. M., Harvard 
College 1770, judge of the Supreme Court 
of New Brunswick, and grandfather of Ward^ 
Chipman, A. M., Harvard College 1805, LL. D., 
1836, Chief Justice of New Brunswick. See 
Stone's Beverly, pp. 258-274, for an account 
of Rev. John Chipman, and same, pp. 38-53, 
for Dr. Roberta Hale. 2. Dr. Robert^ Hale, 
A. M., b. 12 Feb. 1702/3, bapt. 21st, Harvard 
College 1 72 1, d. 20 Mar. 1767, m. Elizabeth, 
dau. of Col. John Gilman of Exeter. She d. 19 
Aug. 1736, having had three daughters. Dr. 
Hale m. secondly, 21 Dec. 1737, Elizabeth, dau. 
of Hon. John Clarke of Boston. In the Harvard 
catalogue Robert Hale's name is twelfth in 
a class of thirty-seven, his brother's fifth in 
a class of thirty-four, his father's fifth in a 
class of seven, and his grandfather's fourth in 
a class of seven, which illustrates the social 
position of the Hale family in those days. 
The students were then ranked in the cata- 
logue according to the prominence of their 
families. Dr. Hale was selectman, assessor, 
town clerk, town treasurer, justice of the 
peace, collector of excise for Essex County, 
sheriff 1761, representative in the General 
Court sixteen years, and colonel of a regi- 
ment in the Louisburg campaign 1745. In 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 33 

1747 he was appointed by the General Court 
commissioner to New York to adopt means for 
the general defence, and in 1755 he was com- 
missioner to New Hampshire to concert an 
expedition against the French. His wife was 
admitted to full communion in Beverly, 12 
December, 1725, and he 11 September, 1726. 
3, Henrys Hale^ A. M., b. 19 Dec. 17 12, Har- 
vard College 1 73 1, m. 25 Aug. 1735, Anna 
Ober, and d. 1736 (Harvard catalogue). Eliza- 
beth* (Clarke) Hale m. secondly, 29 Dec. 1720, 
Col. John Gilman, chairman of the first board 
of selectmen of Gilmanton, brother of Nicholas, 
b. 19 Jan. 1676/7, and had i. Nicholas^ Gil- 
man b. 20 Jan. 1 72 1/2, d. 4 Apr. 1746, m. 
Mary Gilman ; no children. 2. Samuel^ Gil- 
fnan b. 20 Apr. 1723, d. 1778, m. 1743, Tabitha 
Gilman and had two children. She d. and he 
m. 4 May, 1761, Lydia, widow of Col. Zebulon 
Giddings, and dau. of Ephraim Robinson of 
Exeter, N. H. 3. Sarahs Gilman b. 23 July, 
1724. 4. Nathaniel^ Gilman b. 18 June, 1726. 

On 3 January, 1738, John Gilman of Exeter and Elizabeth 
his wife sold for ^10 to Ralph Cross of Newbury all their 
rights in "a Certain piece of uplands and Flatts lying & 
being in Newbury Af* and near the ferry in f* Town which 
was formerly granted [by] f* Town of Newbury unto Our 
Hon^ Father Nath' Clark Esq' Dec^ & Bounded as follows " 
viz. : " Southwesterly by y* Highway & Northwesterly by a 
piece of land that was formerly Cap* Paul Whites North- 
easterly by the river & Southeasterly according to the Bounds 
Specified in the Grant from Said Town." 

(Essex Deeds, lib, LXXVII, fol. 221.) 

On 3 May, 1722, the selectmen of Newbury voted to have 
" A Highway by Clarks grant " " from y« Road to Merrimack 



34 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

River " " by land & flats formerly Granted to Nathaniel Clark 
now in y« pofsefsion of Hugh Pike." 

X. Judith* b. 3 Jan. i686[-7], d. 1763.^ ra. Thomas 
Jenkins of Boston. 

Administration of the estate of Thomas Jenkins of Boston 
was granted in 1761, and 13 May, 1763, Joseph How of 
Boston, shopkeeper, was appointed administrator of the es- 
tate of Judith Jenkins of Boston, widow. The inventory, 
taken 26 May, 1763, contains a curious list of personal 
effects. 

Inventory of sundrys, belonging to the Estate of Judith Jenkins 
Deceased Viz* 

I Brals Kettle 13/4 2 small Do — 16 . 4 

I Iron dish Kettle crack'd 1/ i Iron Pott & Skillet 3/ — 4 — 

I old wanning Pan 4/. old Tea Kettle 4/ 8 — 

1 Candle Mouldstand and Box i . 4 

2 Trammels 5/ Spitt & Tongs 1/4 6 . 4 

I Iron Pott 1/4 old Spade i/- Frying Pan & Pewter Can 2/ 4-4 

I old case of Draws 13/4 an old Chest 2/ 15 . 4 

I pr Andirons & Beetle Rings 5 — 

I broken Chamber Table 3/4 i old kitchen Do i / 4 . 4 

I little ovall Table & i little Square Ditto 4 — 

8 old cane bottom Chairs & i arm*d Do i — — 

6 old kitchen Chairs & i armd Do Flag bottom'd — 4 8 

1 pr Stilyards and some old Iron 2 . 8 

2 pr Small Scales & Some small Weights i . 4 

6 old Baskets & Sundr of Lumber 4 — 

Tin Ware %d, old Reel & old Boxes 1/4 2 — 

3 Beds ^-ith Bolsters wt 197 lb @ &/ 6 11 . 4 

I Suit old Red Curtains & Vallens — 12 

I old Rugg 6/ Bed Quilt 8/- 2 Blanket 2/8 — 16 . 8 

1 silk Harlequin Counterpane 8/ — 8 

2 pr Cotten & Linnen Sheets 8 

I pr Coarse linnen Ditto 4 

1 pr Old Ditto 2/ 2 old iheets & i pillar Case 4/8 6 . 8 

2 Diaper Table Cloths 8/- 4 Diaper Napkins 2/8 10 . 8 

7 Towels 2/4 old Linnen 4/6 6 . 10 

2 Childrens Blankets 10 . 8 

CarrUd Forward, jf 15.. 18,. 6 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 35 

Sum brot. Forwards ;f i S- 18.. 6 

Remnants of linnen, Lawn Buckram &c 6 — 

Velvet Hood Pocket Book &c 4 — 

I old Cloth Riding Hood 13/4 i old Camblet D? 3/ 16 . 4 

I old Flowerd silk Gown 13/4 i Red Taffety D© i . © . 4 

I old Black Padusoy Ditto 2. 8 — 

1 Red Quilted Coat 6/- 3 old D© 3/4 9 . 4 

2 under Do & old Gown 1/8 i pr Old Stays 2/8 4 . 4 

2 old Dish Matts 2</. Box of old Knives & Forks 4// — 6 

I pr Garters %d. i pr old Brais Scales i lead weight Tin Driping ) » 

Pan & old Copper Pint pott 4/ ) ^ ' 

I old Trunk 1 14, 24 old Books & Pamphlets 6/ 7 . 4 

13 lb. Pewter @ 6/ O Tenr — 10. 5 

1 old Cubbard 2/ 2 old Bedfteads 6/ 8 — 

2 large Silver Spoons & i Tea Do wt. 3 oz. 5 Dwt @ 6/8 1^ oz . . . . i . i . 8 

1 Gold Necklace wt. 5 dwt. 16 gr 

2 Gold Rings 3. 8 9 dwt. @ 9/6 1^ oz 2. 3. 2 

a Brass Box & Some ilones 4 

I looking Glafs i . 10 — 

4 China Plates & 3 Saucers 6 — 

£%1; 18.. II 
Boston May 26th 1763 

Wm Fairfield 
From the original in the Stephen Whiting 

Suffolk County probate files. John Griffiths 



The only indication that Mrs. Jenkins may have had 
children is the reference in this inventory to *' 2 Chil- 
drens Blankets." From the brief account of Joseph 
How, the administrator, dated 24 February, 1764, it 
appears that he had paid 

To 12 pj- Gloves ;f I, 19J. To Cash paid Dr Mather £\, 
To Do pd Porters for Carryg Corps &c ;f i, zs. 
To Do pd for Coffin £2, 

Apparently Thomas Jenkins was not successful in 
acquiring this world's goods, but on the contrary his 
widow at her decease possessed no part of the real 
estate which she inherited from her father. 



36 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

FROM THE REGISTRY OF DEEDS AT SALEM. 

On 23 September, 1737, "Thomas Jenkins of Boston" 
" Mariner & Judith his Wife formerly Judith Clark one 
of y« Daughters of Nath" Clark late of Newbury in New 
England" sold for ^5 to James Wise of Newbury, yeoman, 
all their rights "to a Certain Warehouse and parcel of Land 
and flatts in Newbury Aforesaid About [?-] Rods broad at 
High Water mark and So to Low water mark which flatts 
were in y« Year One Thousand Six hundred and Seventy 
nine granted to the s^ Nath" Clark father of me y* s^ Judith 
and by the Said Nathaniels Last Will & Tcstam* ordered to 
be Disposed of to be Divided to his [wife] & his Son John & 
his Three Daughters of which I the s^ Judith am one." 

(Ub. LXXIII, fol. 277.) 

xi. Mary* b. 25 Mar. 1689, d. before 21 Aug. 1690. 

Daniel* Clarke was baptized by the Rev. John Rich- 
ardson on the Sunday following 19 December, 1675, 
and was the second child baptized by him. Sarah' was 
baptized by the same minister 24 February, 1677/8, 
Josiah" 7 May, 1682, and Elizabeth" 18 May, 1684. 

The Newbury record of births, which is a copy, calls 
Josiah " Josephy The church records prior to 1674 are 
lost or destroyed. It is probable that all the children 
of Nathaniel Clarke were baptized. 

Mrs. Clarke married 8 August, 1698, the Rev. John 
Hale, A. M., of Beverly, (the same who had been chap- 
Iain in the expedition against Canada, and was father of 
Dr. Robert Hale who married her daughter Elizabeth,') 
and was admitted to the church in Beverly 1 7 Septem- 
ber, 1699, by recommendation of the church in New- 
bury. Mr. Hale died 1 5 May, 1 700, aged 64. 

" The third public burial place was on the rising ground 
now occupied by the First Congregational Church. Here 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 37 

the Rev. Messrs. Odlin, and many of their contemporaries 
were buried. The head stones were — for what reason I 
cannot divine — leveled and buried above the bones which 
they commemorated many years ago. Only one of them, 
sunk several inches below the surface of the earth, remains 
half visible to remind the present generation that the ashes 
of their forefathers repose beneath. Removing the earth 
and long grass with a spade, I succeeded in deciphering the 
inscription upon the sunken horizontal slate stone slab, ' Mrs. 
Elizabeth Hale Relict of y* Reverend M! John Hale Late 
Pastor of y* church in Beverly and SOMETIME wife to 
Nathaniel Clark Esq. Late of Newbry Dec'^ who died March 
ye 15*^ 1716 aged 71 ye".' " • 

From documents at Salem it is evident that she was 
better educated than most women of her time. 

Nathaniel Clarke was probably buried in the Old 
Town graveyard, but the place is unknown to the 
writer. Mr. Joshua Coffin copied from the records 
of the First Church in Newbury the names of prominent 
church members with dates of death and ages at 
decease. It is therein stated that Nathaniel Clarke 
was forty-eight years old. 

The Essex Antiquarian, Vol. HI, pp. 31,32, gives 
the inscriptions from the gravestones, in Beverly, of 
the Rev. John Hale, and of several members of his 
family, including Elizabeth* (Clarke) Hale-Gilman. 
The remains were removed to a Hale lot when the 
Abbott road was built, and some cloth was found in 
the grave of the Rev. John Hale. Sibley's Harvard 
Graduates, Vol. I, contains a very good sketch of the 

• Rev. Elias Nason's " Old Burial Places in Exeter, N. H./* in the New 
England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. XVI, p. 258. See also 
SiUey*s Harvard Graduates, Vol. I, p. 518, and the History of the First Church 
in Exeter, 1898, by John Taylor Perry, p. 55. 



38 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

life of Rev. John Hale, who by his second wife, Sarah 
Noyes, was great-grandfather of Capt. Nathan Hale, 
executed as a spy by the British at New York 22 
September, 1776. Mr. Sibley repeats the troublesome 
error contained in Joshua Coffin's History of Newbury 
that Nathaniel Clarke, husband of Elizabeth (Somerby), 
was mortally wounded in the expedition to Canada. It 
was his son. See Probate papers at Salem. 

Prior to the incorporation of Newburyport, 1764, 
there were families of Clarks in Newbury who were 
not descended from Nathaniel, and in 1800 his de- 
scendants represented a minority of the Clarks in 
Newburyport. At the present time there are no 
Clarks or Clarkes of the race of Nathaniel in either 
Newbury or Newburyport. One family located in the 
latter place for more than a hundred years, and at one 
time largely represented, came from Amesbury, and is 
descended from Edward, one of the early settlers of 
Haverhill. Other Clarks came from the British do- 
minions, perhaps attracted by the shipping. All who 
were sprung from Nathaniel of Newbury have been, 
as far as the writer can learn, people of good character. 

Judith Greenleaf, who married firstly, Henry Som- 
erby, and secondly, 2 March, 1652/3, Tristram Coffin, 
Jr., was the mother of Elizabeth Somerby, wife of 
Nathaniel Clarke, and consequently ancestress of all 
the descendants of Nathaniel, and the inscription on 
her gravestone in the westerly corner of the Old Town 
burying ground at Newbury ought to be of interest to 
her children's children through all generations. The 
stone, like many others of the period, was probably 
cut and carved in England or Wales, and lettered here. 
On this stone, as on that of her second husband, the 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 39 

letters T and H are combined in a peculiar ancient form. 
The inscription reads 

(Cherub's head and wings.) 

TO THE MEMORY OF M*^. JUDETH 

LATE VERTUOUS WIFE OF 

DEACON TRISTRAM COFFIN ESQ" 

WHO HAVING LIVD TO SEE 177 

OF HER CHILDREN AND 
CHILDRENS CHILDREN TO Y? 
3P GENERATION DIED DECEMB? 
Y? iST« 1705. iETATIS 80 

GBAVE SOBER FAITHFULL, FRUITHFULL VINE WAS SHE 
A RARE EXAMPLE OF TRUE PIETY 

WIDOW*D AWHILE STILL WAYTED WHISHT FOR REST 
WITH HER DEAR HUSBAND IN HER SAVIORS BREST 

Deacon Tristram Coffin of Newbury, who married 
Judith Greenleaf, widow of Henry Somerby, although 
not the ancestor of all of the descendants of Nathaniel 
Clarke, is of many of them. His gravestone is next to 
his wife's to the east. The inscription reads 

(Cherub's head and wings.) 

TO THE MEMORY OF 

TRISTRAM COFFIN 

ESQ* WHO HAVEING 

SERVED THE FIRST 

CHURCH OF NEWBERY 

IN Y« OFFICE OF A DEACO" 

20 YEARS DIED FEB« Y« 

4th 1703^^ iETATI* sueeT* 

ON EARTH HE PURCHASED A GOOD DEGREE 
GREAT BOLDNESS IN Y* FAITH & LIBERTY 
AND NOW POSSESSES IMMORTALITY 



40 NATHANIEL CLARKE 



SECOND GENERATION. 



* Nathaniel' {Nathaniel^) of Newbury, was born 
there 13 March, 1666, died October, 1690, and was 
probably buried at sea. He married 15 December, 
1685, Elizabeth, born 16 October, 1665, daughter of 
Dr. Peter and Jane (Batt) Toppan, and sister of the 
Rev. Christopher Toppan, A. M. Dr. Peter Toppan 
was son of Abraham* Toppan, selectman of Newbury 
in 1638, whose son Jacob built, in 1674, the house still 
standing in Toppan's Lane. Abraham,* who married 
Susanna Taylor, was fourth in descent from Robert 
Toppan of Linton, near Pately Bridge, in the West 
Riding of York, where the family continue to the 
present day among the most respectable of that county. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Toppan of the Royalist 
army, killed at the battle of Marston Moor, 1644, was 
a first cousin of Abraham Toppan of Newbury, and 
son of his (Abraham's) uncle Edward, who was a 
counsellor of Gray's Inn. The family were armigers, 
that is, entitled to coat armor. 

Mr. J. Henry Lea traced with accuracy the ancestry 
of Jane Batt five generations in England, counting her 
father Christopher Batt, who came to New England. 
The Batts were substantial citizens of Salisbury, 
England. Jane Batt was a great-granddaughter of 

* Whenever a name appears as the head of a family with a number prefixed, 
the surname Clark or Clarke is to be understood in all cases. The number in 
small type to the right of the name is the number of the generation, and the 
name following in parenthesis is that of the father of the person preceding. 




AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 41 

Henry Byley, also of Salisbury. See the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register for 1897, '98, and 
a reprint. 

Mrs. Elizabeth (Toppan) Clarke married secondly, 
James Wise of Newbury. 

In 1686 the town granted to Nathaniel Clarke, Jr., 
one acre of marsh from Henry Somerby's grant. 

In 1690 Nathaniel went in the disastrous expedition 
against the French in Canada, and was mortally wounded 
there on board the ship *' Six Friends " * in October 
of the same year. 

In consequence of the service of this young man, 
who lost his life, as did many others, during the long 
struggle between the English and the French for 
supremacy in North America, his descendant in the 
sixth generation, George Kuhn* Clarke, was in 1897 
admitted to the Society of Colonial Wars. 

The following are from the original papers in the 
Probate office at Salem. 

To the honoured Collonell Bartholomew Gedney, Judge of 
the Court of the Probat of Wills, for the County of Essex. 
The humble petition of Elizabeth Clarke widow of the towne 
of Newbury. Sheweth, That whereas her sonne Nathaniel 
Clarke being engaged in the voyage to Canaday & being 
there wounded & dyed left a will w<^ some persons got sight 
of, but cannot now be obtained. That you would be pleased 
to estate & set ove the house & land & meadow so that it 
roighte be assured to the heirs according to your just dit- 
tomination, & your petitioner shall pray. 

Elizabeth Clark. 

* Capt. Gregory Sugars, the commander, was father-in-law of Rev. Jonathan 
Townsend, A. M., who built in 1720 the house in Needham, now the home of 
George K.* Clarke, and it is said that the money came from the estate of Capt. 
Sugars. 



42 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

REV. JOHN HALE's TESTIMONY. 

These are to signify to all whome it may concerne y'. Na- 
thaniel Clark Jn* of Newbury in N England beeing in y? late 
Canada Expedition wounded & aboard the Six ffriends I per- 
ceiving him like to dye did among other discourses aske him 
if he had made his will. He told me he had made a will 
befor he came forth but was not well satisfyed in it & desired 
to make another i£F any one could be found to write it. The 
respect I had to his relatives himselfe & his present case 
moved me to write his Will and Testament w*=^ was signed 
and sealed by himselfe in presence of y^ two Surgeons and 
one \erased\. Of the contents I remember this that he gave 
his whole estate to his wife to use so long as she remained 
his widdow & y^ if shee marryed again shee should have her 
thirds or right of dowry in the estate or else three score 
pounds which shee pleased & y^ rest of his estate to be putt 
into y? hands of his executors to bring up his childe, or chil- 
dren with (for he signifyed y*. for ought he knew he left his 
wife with childe & if so that childe should have a portion if 
safely com of her) And if his executors should have y^ care 
of bringing up his childe or children w^ y? said estate and 
when He or they should be of age y5 remaining estate to be 
given wholy to the surviving childe if one, or if two, y5 eldest 
to have a double portion with other circumstances needless 
to be named seeing there is but one childe. And if I mis- 
take not was added y^. if no childe lived to age of maturity 
then y? remaining estate to go to his childes heirs and 
he constituted his father Nath Clark & Henry Sumersby 
of Newbury his Kinsman (as he said) to be his executors 
Affter his will was finished & left with me he dyed that day 
presently as I understood it. This Testament I brought 
with me to Ne Eng'l & sent word to his relations at New- 
bury & shortly after Mr. Peter Toppan & his wife came to 
my house and desired to receive y* will w<^^ I delivered to 
them & putt it into his hand (to y? best of my remembrance) 
but am sure y^. between them they had it from me & I deliv- 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 43 

ered it that it might be confirmed and published according 
to y* desire of y? Testator. 

Newbury 15 SeptV 1691 by Mr. John Hale. The Rev** Mr 
John Hale made oath that above written is truth. Taken 
Sept. 15 1691 at Newbury before me. 

N. Saltonstall Assist. 

The Deposition of Henry Somarsby aged 32 years or there 

A bought, testyfiethe & saith within a short time after the 

fleat Came from Cannade Docktor peter Toppan Com to me 

& tould me y^. his son Clarke was Ded & had made a Will or 

sumething Like one of which he had made me one of his 

Executors & Desired me to Com to his house & see the will 

which I Did and seed it Decon CofTen being there present 

s? Toppan asked me if I would Except of Executorship I 

Tould him I Could not tell it wase a suden thing I would 

consider of it. after this within a Day or two I went thither 

again and whether I saw the will Againe or not I am not 

certing. But I went the third time very short after this and 

then Desired to see the will Docktor Toppan tould me he 

could not at present tell where it wase but he said he did 

hoop he should find it his wife Mrs Jeane Toppan Tould 

me shee was not willing I should see it Except I would 

Decleare whether I would Except or not I Left the will in 

their Hands and never saw it since But Desired of them 

severall times Either to let me hand it or Deliver it into 

Court. Mr Henry Sumerby made oath to y« truth of y« 

above written, Before y? Honor^ Barth? Gedney EsqT Sept. 

20, 1694. 

Steph Sewall Cle. 

Peter Toppan and wife were summoned before Bar- 
tholomew Gedney at 11 o'clock, 28 September, 1694. 

The widow, Elizabeth, was appointed administratrix 
24 July, 1693, and gave a bond for ;^500 with Peter 
Toppan and Francis Ellis as sureties. The appraisers 
of the estate were Tristram Coffin and Henry Lunt. 



NATHANIEL CLARKE 



INVENTORY OF NATHANIEL" CLARKE. 

The original inventory has been torn and a part is missing. 
The portion to the right of the dotted lines was copied from 
the Probate Records. 

An Inventoiy of the EstUe '. of Nathaniel Clarke Junr 
Loat of Newbenj who Med j Sometime in October last 
taken this 30tl>ofMai<chi69i | 



Iroptimis the Dweling Hous shoop & bame & 
viz all ihe Home steed with f orch 
To 5 acres of Salt Marsh 
To (, acres of real Land 
To Ixiokes & Buin wearing AppereU 
To : 3 : steers & two Cowes & 3 yong cattel 
To one Hotce ft jong mere 
To Sheep ft Lams ft Swine 
To two fether Beeds ft fonr bouisters 
To five Coverlids & one Ruge 
To five Blanckels & tbi« pillowes 
To one peare Curtains ft oalean ft beedsted ft 
To Eight peare of sheets fouer bou 

ft sU pillow Cashes three TJuson of 
To pouter £1 lor to one per stilyards ft 3 
To A coper ft two Iron pots 
To Eanhen weai A oilier Small th 
To : 1 : tiamells fire pan toungs & po 
To wanning pan frying pan ft a sp 



Iro 



tt andiio 



Cord 
Ister Cases 

brass SkiUets 



ite SmotUng 



To hogshed barells tabs ft trays 

To Cbaires tables & stools ft whel 

To one Cubured 

To wall atid A sine of woling ft linin 

To an ai and hoe and working ge 

To table Cloths Cubard Cloths ft towels 

To Leather tps ft come so* outs 5^ 

To glasses ft Eaithen judges 

To a carbine & a pisiol and Houlsters bridel ft Sadie 

To one tninke ft hon:« harness 

To pleate loqn ? 

Owing to the Estate Abought 

more owing to the estate ^14 

the Estate owetb Abought I zi : 19:6 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



45 



July 24th 1693 Before y« Hon 
Elizabeth Clarke Adin«x 
of ye above Inventory & 
Knowledge She will add y« Same 



ored Batho Gedney Esqr 
made oath to y« truth 
if more Come to her 
attest Stephen Sewall Register 



The notes in reference to the abbreviations of pounds 
and shillings, and the arrangement of the lines in the 
inventory of Nathaniel Clarke, Senr., apply to this, and 
as far as the lines are concerned, to all the wills and 
other documents. 

The following is from the Probate records : — 

Essex ss. July the 24 1693 By the Hon*»*« Bath° Gedney 
Esq' Judge of Probate of wills & granting Letters of adm°° 
Register present also. Administracin of all & Singuler the 
goods Chattels Rights and Creditts of Nathaniel Clarke 
Jun' late of Newberry dec^ was Granted unto Elizabeth 
Clarke relict Widowe of Said Nathaniel She having Given 
bond with Suretys for her administracon according to law. 

Nathaniel's children, both born in Newbury, were 



3. 



i. Elizabeth' b. 2^ July, 1686, d. before Oct. 1690. 
ii. Nathaniel* b. 29 July, 1689, probably d. 3 May, 

1753. 



THIRD GENERATION. 



3 



Nathaniel' {Nathaniel') of Newbury, cordwainer, 
was born there 29 July, 1689, and was probably the 
** Mr. Clark" who died there 3 May, 1753. 

On 18 September, 1722, Thomas Hale, Esq., was 
appointed ** to anfwer to Samuel Dole Nathaniel Clark 
& others relating to a High way in Newbury near 
crane pond." Nathaniel was a surveyor of highways 



46 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

in 1736, '37, '39, '42, '48-50, hogreave 1738, '39, 
sealer of leather 1 740. 

(Town records.) 

The following abstracts of deeds are from the Regis- 
try at Salem, and in all of them he is described as of 
Newbury, and his occupation that of a cordwainer. 
Clark is spelled without a final ^ in these deeds unless 
the contrary is indicated. 

On 31 May, 17 10, John Rolfe of Newbury, ship- 
wright, sold to Nathaniel Clark of Newbury, cord- 
wainer, for ;^iio *' y* mansion or dwelling house" 
and one and one-half acres of land ** in a field there 
comonly known by y* Name of y* littlefield" in 
Newbury. Bounded on land ** formerly belonging to 
Nath*^ Clark Jun'" and on land of Richard Lowell. 
A right of way was reserved as follows ** & at y* end 
of Said house So bought to Come within two foot 
of Said house from Ezra Cottels dwelling house to y* 
s^ house now Sold by me " Wife Martha appeared and 
released dower. James Wise was a witness to this 
deed. 

(Ub. XXII, fol. 158.) 

This property was at or near the northeast corner of 
what is now High and Lime Streets in Newburyport. 
See map on page 119 of Currier's ** Ould Newbury." 
Mr. John J. Currier thinks that the place shown on the 
map is the one where Nathaniel Clarke, who died in 
October, 1690, had lived, and not the Rolfe place. 

On I August, 1 7 10, Nathaniel^ sold ** one ffuU & 
just eight part of a ffreehold Lott of Land" in New- 
bury, near the Merrimac River, to Joseph Brown for 
/id. There were twenty acres. 

(Ub. XXVIII, fol. 198.) 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 47 

On 14 August, 1 7 10, he and his wife sold to John 
Greenleaf for J[,\^ all rights which he " Shoomaker 
and Sarah Clark my wife daughter of Mr. Samuel 
Greenleafe late of Newbury " had in " one Sixth part 
of his dwelling house & land by M' Mayos " also in 
certain outlying lands. (ub. xxxi, foi. no.) 

On 17 January, 1710/11, he sold for ;^6o "paid well 
& truly by my Loving uncles Thomas Clark & Henry 
Clark both of Newbury" all his rights in **thee Estate 
Real & Personall of my Honourd Grandfather Nathan- 
iel Clark late of Newbury," and also his rights in a 
** tract of land lying in y? upper woods in y? Township 
of Newbury being a Rate Lott in y^ Eight Division " 
" Said lot was formerly laid out to my honered Grand- 
father Nathaniel Clark deced as aforesaid & to my hon- 
ered father Nathaniel Clark late of Newbury deced" 
" Except my right in comonage " There were forty- 
five acres. (Ub. xxv, foi. 95.) 

On 26 February, 1710/11, he sold to James Wise 
for ;^40 " all that right Title Interest and benifit that 
Ever did may or Shall at any time hereafter acme unto 
me the Said Nathaniel Clark Except what I now have 
in possession by virtue of the last will and Testament 
of Daniel Somersby Late of Newbury " Josiah Clark 
was a witness. (Ub. xxiii, foi. 52.) 

On 23 March, 171 1, he sold to Daniel Thurston for 
£2, 5^. about one acre of salt marsh " in a place Com- 
monly Called Newbury Neck on y^ South Side of y? 
river parker." 

On 23 April, 1714, he sold to Samuel Toppan for 
;^2 1 three or four acres of salt marsh ** which s"" lott 



48 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Joineth on little pine Island " ** So running to y* Island 
by y* lott of Thomas Clark." 

(Ub. XXVII, fol. 251.) 

On 28 September, 17 15, he sold to James Brickett 
for ;^i4 two and one-half acres of marsh *' by Plumb 
Hand Beach." 

(Ub. XXIX, fol. 211.) 

On 4 February, 171 5/16, Nathaniel Clark of New- 
bury sold for ;^ 1 1 paid "by my Uncle Thomas Clark 
& Henry Clark " both of Newbury, "All y* rights or 
priviledges in all or any of y* lands in y* Township 
of Newbury afores"* which did or in any wise might 
Could or Should have belonged to me y' above named 
Nathaniel Clark as I am y* Eldest Son & Heir of my 
honoured father Nathaniel Clark deceased or y* did 
Could or Should in any wise have belonged to my 
s^ ffather in by from or under my honoured Grand- 
father M' Nathaniel Clark of Newbury deceased as he 
was a ffreeholder & as he was one who pay** rates in 
s** Newbury by Vertue whereof he had a right in Comon 
or Undivided land in Newbury afores**." 

** Together with all y* land & lotts of land which 
are or Shall be layd out to y* aboves** rights of my 
s"* Grandfather or my %^ ffathers rights in y* Town- 
ship of Newbury " Reference is made to the former 
deed to his uncles 17 January, 1710/11, and this 
one is intended to include everything not previously 
conveyed. 

(Ub. XXXI, fol. 55.) 

The following " Land Bank Mortgage " is copied in 
part as a curiosity. The original contains an extraor- 
dinary number of words. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 49 

On 13 February, 17 16/17, Nathaniel Clark, of New- 
bury, cordwainer, mortgaged to the commissioners 
" appointed by Vertue of an Act of y* Great Generall 
Court of y* s** province Entitled An Act for y* making 
and Emitting y* Sums of one hundred thousand poundes 
in Bills of Creditt on this province " for ;^8o, '' All 
that his Messuage land and Tenem* being part of his 
homestead Scituated Lying and being in Newbury 
Afores** " "in his own possession being containing Six 
Acres and one half acre of Land. Bounded Northerly 
by y* land of Henry Lunt Easterly by y* Land of Moses 
Coocker Southerly by y' Land of y* s^ Nathaniel Clarke 
and Westerly by y* highway or however otherwise y* 
Same is now Butted and bounded or reputed to be 
bounded Together with all and Singular Houses Out- 
houses Buildings Barns Stables Yards Gardens Edi- 
ffices ffences Ways Waters Easements, Comons Comon- 
ages Comon of pasture priviledges and appurtenances 
whatsoever to y* S** Messuage land and Tenem* be- 
longing or in any wise appertaining or reputed taken 
or known as part part all or member thereof or any 
part thereof" Wife Sarah signed. John Clark and 
James Wise witnesses. Mortgage discharged paid 16 
October, 1723. 

(Ub. XXXIV, fol. 55.) 

On II March, 17 16/17, a deed was given to Na- 
thaniel Clark of all the rights that " I James Wise " 
" & Elizabeth Clark, alias Elizabeth Wise my now 
wife " *' had in & to y* Real Estate Dwelling house 
and Barn & Shop together with all y*" fruit trees fences 
& other privileges thereunto belonging or at any time or 
times might accrue there unto of y* Estate of Nathaniel 
Clark late of Newberry deceased " ** y^ former Husband 



so NATHANIEL CLARKE 

of y? s? Elizabeth and ffather of s^ Nathaniel Clark " 
Consideration ;^30. Thomas and Henry Clark wit- 
nesses. 

(Ub. CXXXII, fol. 22.) 

On 14 July, 1718, he sold for £%o in Province Bills, 
and forty acres of woodland and swamp, to Christo- 
pher Toppan of Newbury land ** Containing by Esti- 
mation Seven Acres & half be it More or Less butted 
& bounded Northerly on y* Land of y* Heirs of Henry 
Lunt Dece^ Southerly partly on y* Land now in y* 
possession of Stephen Akerman & partly on a I^ne 
or way Runing Down to Merrimack River. Westerly 
on y* Main Street or highway Easterly partly on y* 
Land of Henry Jaques & partly on y* Land of Moses 
Cooker " " with y* dwelling house in which I now Live 
Standing on s"" Land & y* Barn & fences withal y* 
Appurtenances " &c. Also six acres of salt marsh. 
Wife did not sign. 

(Ub. XXXVI, fol. 89.) 

On 14 March, 17 18/19, he sold five acres of upland 
in Newbury bounded *'by y* land of y*" aboues** Na- 
thaniel Clark Southeasterly" to James Smith for ;^25. 
Wife Sarah signed. 

(Ub. XXXVI, fol. 117.) 

On 19 January, 1720/21, he sold to James Wise of 
Newbury for ;^200 " all that Mansion Dwelling House 
Together with y? Land adjoining that I Bought of 
John Rolf of Newbury afores^ by one Certaine Deed 
Executed according to Law y? first* Day of May 
Seventeen Hundred and Ten Except what was sold 

* The recital in this deed appears to be incorrect, as the original deed gives 
the date as 31 May, 17 10, as mentioned on the preceding page. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 51 

to M' Christopher Toppan." The wife did not release 
dower. 

(Ub. LIII, fol. 196.) 

On 3 March, 1726/27, David Woodman, cooper, • 
and Nathaniel Clark, cordwainer, sold Stephen Chase 
certain land for ;^45. Woodman's wife signed her 
release, but Clark's did not. 

On 6 January, 1727/28, he sold to David Woodman 
for ;^ 1 5 six acres "in Crane meadow in Township of 
Bradford." 

On 13 February, 1729/30, Christopher Toppan 
** Clerk " and Nathaniel Clark, both of Newbury, sold 
for ;^ 30 ** Currant passable money" paid by **John 
Greenleaf y' 3"* of Newbury aforesaid Blacksmith alias 
Tanner " six acres ** By Land of Doct' Matthew Adams 
Northwesterly & Southeasterly by our own land North- 
easterly and by a Highway Southwesterly " No release 
of dower. 

(Ub. LXXXV, fol. 48.) 

On 15 October, 1737, Nathaniel sold to Benjamin 
Pearson of Newbury for;^6 one half acre of Land ** be- 
ing the former highway laying between Said Pearsons 
land & Bradford line on which said Pearsons land was 
bounded " " together with priviledge of passing & re- 
passing over my land Carting & driving from his land 
to the highway on the Easterly side of my Dwelling 
House." No wife released dower. 

(Ub. CXLII, fol. 54.) 

On I July, 1749, he sold four acres in Bradford on 
Beaver brook for ;^ 60. No wife signed. 

Seven townships were given by the General Court 
** to officers and soldiers who were in the Narragansett 
war, or to their lawful representatives." Narragansett 



52 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

No. I is now Buxton, Me., and a committee laid out 
the first division, twenty- three lots, 17 November, 
1735. In **a Raing of lots by letter A," Nathaniel 
drew on right of his great uncle ** Daniel Sumersby " 
(elsewhere described as ** heir by will " of Daniel Som- 
erby) lot No. 3, and in " a Raing of lots by letter C," 
he drew on the right of Jonathan Clarke lot No. 2 1 . 
There was a Jonathan Clarke in Newbury in early 
times, and he may have been a brother of the first 
Nathaniel, and the one on whose right this Nathaniel 
drew No. 21. It does not appear what became of 
these lots, and it seems certain that none of Nathan- 
iel's immediate descendants settled on them. 

It may cause surprise that sometimes the final e 
appears in the name of Clark, and sometimes it does 
not. This is not an inconsistency of the compiler, but 
of his ancestors. It has occurred in different signa- 
tures of the same person. 

Nathaniel died intestate and insolvent, and his son 
Ebenezer was appointed administrator 5 August, 1754. 

There are doubtless old gravestones in existence 
that would supply missing data for this genealogy, and 
five burying grounds were visited, including the one 
at Sawyer's Hill in West Newbury, in the hope of find- 
ing the gravestone of Nathaniel,' or that of some mem- 
ber of his family, but without result. 

He married in Newbury, 7 March, 1709, Rev. 
Christopher Toppan officiating (intention 22 Feb- 
ruary, 1709), Sarah, born in Newbury, 3 Novem- 
ber, 1692, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Kent) 
Greenleaf, and great-granddaughter of Capt. Edmund 
Greenleaf and of Tristram Coffin, first magistrate of 
Nantucket. Sarah Kent was daughter of John and 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. S3 

Sarah (Woodman) Kent, and granddaughter of Lieut. 
Edward Woodman, member of the first board of 
selectmen of Newbury, and for four years deputy to 
the General Court. 

Nathaniel Clarke's children were 

4. i. Samueh b. 23 Apr. 1710, d. in Stratham, N. H., 
presumably 15 Nov. 1757. 
ii. Elizabeth* b. 15 Oct. 171 1, bapt. in Newbury, 

20 Oct. by the Rev. Christopher Toppan. 
iii. John.-* Perhaps the John Clark bapt. by Rev. C. 

Toppan, 8 Feb. 17 12/13. See Part II. 
iv. Sarah** d. 6 May, 1758, m. in Newbury, 21 Dec. 
1 73 1 (int. 6 Nov.), Benjamin Dole of "Crane 
Neck," now West Newbury, b. 2 July, 1702, d. 
in Newbury, 4 Jan. 1776, son of William and 
Mary (Brocklebank) Dole, and had, born in 
Newbury : i. Amos^ Dole b. 30 Jan. 1732/3, 
d. 28 Mar. 18 16. 2. Sarah^ Dole b. 16 June, 
1734, d. 28 Sept. 1736. 3. Patieme^ Dole b. 8 
Sept. 1736, d. 12 June, 1782. 4. Oliver^ Dole 
b. 8 Oct. 1738, d. 24 Sept. 1770. 5. Micah> Dole 
b. 20 Feb. 1740, d. 22 Dec. 1747. 6. Jane^ 
Dole b. I Aug. 1742, d. 3 Feb. 1823. 7. Eliza- 
beth Dole b. 2 Mar. 1743/4, d. 12 Apr. 1826, 
m. 1774 or 1775 Joseph Wadleigh of Brent- 
wood, N. H. 8. Susanna> Dole b. 6 Mar. 1746, 
d. 26 Nov. 1804. 9. Judith^ Dole b. 2 Sept. 
1747, d. 17 Aug. 1837. 10. Infant^ d. soon. 
II. Moses^ Dole b. 13 Apr. 1750, d. 18 Feb. 
1 8 16. 12. Eunice^ Dole b. 17 Oct. 1751, d. 2 
(17) Nov. 1796. 13. Infant^ d. soon. 14. 
Sarah^ Dole b. 8 June, 1754, d. 9 (29) June, 
1754. 15. Davids Dole b. 16 Mar. 1756, d. 15 
Oct. 1839. i6- Hannah^ Dole d. young. 17. 
Samuel^ Dole d. young. Of this large family 
Elizabeth^ was the only one that married. 



54 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Sarah** (Clark) Dole died in her 43d year, and 
her gravestone may be seen in the old burying- 
ground on Crane Neck Hill, West Newbury, 
where are also stones in memory of her husband, 
son Micah, who was " The first Person Buried 
I In this Buring Place." ; also son Amos, who 
was a member of the church sixty years, 
daughter Judith, who was a member of the 
church seventy-one years, son David (the only 
marble slab in the yard), daughters Jane, 
Patience and Susanna, sons Oliver and Moses, 
and daughter Eunice (2 November, 1796). 
In this yard rest also the remains of Miss Sarah 
Smith, died 27 February, 1845, ^g^^ ^S» who 
was probably the lady from whom Honorable 
William C. Clarke got genealogical informa- 
tion in 1842. James Smith, died 10 March, 
1853, aged 91, was presumably the brother of 
Sarah, referred to in the note below. 
V. Thomasine** bapt. in Byfield Parish, 4 Jan. 1720/1, 

by Rev. Moses Hale, 
vi. Ebenezer* bapt. 11 Nov. 1722, by Rev. Moses 

Hale.* See Part II. 
vii. Stephen** b. 9 June, 1723, bapt. 14 July, 1723, by 
Rev. Moses Hale, said to have d. Dec. 1804. 
According to the Newburyport town records 
Stephen Clark d. 20 Dec. 1803. See Part II. 



♦ About 1842 Robert* Clark of Newburyport told Honorable William Cogs- 
well* Clarke of Manchester, N. H., that his grandfather had these brothers, 
Daniel of Brentwood, N. H., John of Stratham, N. H., Ebenezer of West New- 
bury and Nathaniel of Haverhill, and a sister Sarah who married Benjamin 
Dole. 

He also said that there was a Samuel or Moses at Stratham, N. H., who was 
a deacon, and whom he supposed to have been son of his great-uncle John. 
These facts were corroborated by Sarah Smith, aged 82, and by her brother. 
Mr. Clarke took notes of their statements, and these notes have been seen by 
the writer. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 55 

viii. Daniel^ b. 15 Sept. 1726 (Brentwood town rec- 
ords), bapt. 18 Sept. 1726, by Rev. Moses 
Hale. See Part II. 
ix. Nathaniel* bapt. 24 Mar. 1727/8, by Rev. Moses 
Hale, d. in Haverhill 7 (5 on gravestone) Nov. 
1805. See Part III. 
X. Eliza* bapt 23 May, 1731, by Rev. Moses Hale. 

The births of Samuel, Elizabeth and Stephen are 
recorded at Newbury. Rev. Christopher Toppan bap- 
tized a child named Sarah Clark on 15 June (26 Jan. ?), 
1 7 15, and also another Sarah on 17 June, 17 16, and 
one named Stephen Clark 16 July, 1723. 

Sarah Greenleaf, wife of Nathaniel Clark, was the 
only daughter of Samuel* Greenleaf, who died when 
his children were young. Her brothers were Daniel^ 
John, Stephen and Samuel^ and this fact may account 
for the names of some of her children. The Greenleafs 
were a prominent family, and many of them held civil 
and military offices. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 



Samuel* {Nathaniel}) of Hampton and Stratham, 
N. H., died in Stratham, 15 November, 1757 : although 
conclusive evidence is lacking, there seems to be no 
reasonable doubt of his identity with the child born in 
Newbury, 23 April, 1710. We have the following im- 
portant facts bearing upon this question. He was of 
the right age, and was married in Salisbury, the next 
town to Newbury, and his eldest child was born there. 
There seems to have been no other Samuel Clark in 
Salisbury or Newbury at the time of his marriage. He 



56 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

was a fuller, a family trade, and John* Clark, the son of 
Nathaniel,' went to Stratham, and apparently worked in 
the same mill with him. This Samuel was not sprung 
from any of the families of Clarks whose pedigree has 
been traced, and the more numerous family of the 
name at Stratham are of a different race. Some of 
Samuel's descendants claim that they are by tradition 
sprung from ancestors who lived in Newbury, and 
aged members of other branches of the family have 
said that some of the Clarks at Stratham were of 
their race. Lastly we have the statement of Robert 
Clark of Newburyport. 

On 15 September, 1737, "Samuel Clark of Hamp- 
ton, Clothier" sold to Joseph Pike, his partner, land 
** in y^ West Division of Hampton" also a" part of 
fuling mill " &c. Samuel married in Salisbury, 1 1 Jan- 
uary, 1736/7, Mercy [Mary], born 4 November, 17 13, 
died in Stratham, 24 April, 1745, daughter of Moses and 
Mary Merrill of Salisbury, Mass. Rev. Caleb Cushing 
officiated at the marriage. Samuel married secondly, 

. By his first wife he had four children (see will of 

Moses Merrill), and two or more by the second wife. 

The children were 

5. i. Moses5 b. 24 Oct. 1737, d. 1819. 
ii. Greenleafs? 

Hi. Sarahs b. , d. in Durham, N. H., 1822? m. 

Capt. Benjamin Smith of Durham, b. 22 Mar. 
1709, d. 12 Oct. 1 79 1, who was a member of 
the Committee of Safety, selectman, &c. He 
was much the elder, and had been twice mar- 
ried before. They had Benjatnitfi Smith b. 2 
May, 1769, d. 1826, m. Nancy Smith, 
iv. (Klizabeths b. 21 Dec. 1743)? apparently identi- 
cal with the Elizabeth Clark who m. David 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 57 

Chapman of Newmarket, b. 7 Dec. 1752, d. 
1 8 16, son of Samuel Chapman. [The said 
David Chapman m. in Stratham, Elizabeth 
b. 21 Dec. I743> dau. of Samuel and Mary 

( ) Clark.] The children of David and 

Elizabeth (Clark) Chapman: i. Elizabeth!* 
Chapffian b. 28 Oct. 1774, m. Timothy Mur- 
ray and had ten children. 2. Davids Chap- 
man b. 2 May, 1776, d. Nov. 181 8, m. 22 Feb. 
1798, Mary Lord of Newmarket, and had 
nine children. 3. Edmund^ Chapman b. 15 
July, 1778, d. 9 Nov. 1821, m. 18 Aug. 1804, 
Susanna Lord, sister of his brother's wife, 
and had eight children. 4. Jamesf" Chapman 
of Newmarket, b. 18 Oct. 1780, d. 1854, m. 
Mary Young and had ten children. 5. Nanc/* 

Chapman b. , m. William Stilson and had 

ten children. 6. Sail/" Chapman b. ^ m. 

Andrew Doe and had four children. 7. Dan- 
iel^ Chapman b. , d. 15 Apr. 18 15, aged 

32, m. Nancy Smith and had four children. 

8. Susatfi Chapman b. ^ m. Warren Smith 

and had four children. David and Elizabeth 
(Clark) Chapman had eight children all born 
in Newmarket, and between 4 Oct. 1796 and 
10 Apr. 181 5, they had fifty grandchildren 
born within three-quarters of a mile of their 
home. Elizabeth Clark was probably identi- 
cal with "Elizabeth, granddaughter of Nath^ 
Clark," who was baptized in Byfield Parish by 
Rev. Moses Parsons, 6 October, 1745. 
V. Hannahs b. 18 Dec. 1747, d. 16 Feb. 1839 (1838), 
m. 24 (28) Nov. 1768, Joshua Avery b. in 
Stratham, 13 Oct. 1740, d. 24 Nov. 1829, 
son of John and Bridget (Higgins) Avery. 
Children : i. DanieP" Avery b. 19 Sept. 1769, 
d. 19 Feb. 1826, m. Olive Piper and had nine 



S8 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

children. He m. secondly^ Betsey Piper and 
had two children. He was a militia officer. 
Removed from Stratham to Meredith Bridge, 
now Laconia, and was a prominent man in the 
latter place. For an account of Joshua Avery 
and his sons see the Avery Genealogy, pp. 
57S» S95-6CX). 2. Anna^ Avery b. 3 Mar. 
1771, d 20 Feb. 1861, m. 7 Mar. 1792, 
Eben Robinson and had eight children. 3. 
Hannah^ Avery b. 15 Feb. 1773, d. 10 Aug. 
18 1 8, m. Walter Weeks. 4, Joshua^ Avery b. 
24 June, 177s, d. 28 Feb. 1805, m. Jane Piper 
and had two children. He was ensign of the 
9th company of the ist regiment of militia 
while he lived in Stratham. Removed to 
Wolfborough and died there. 5. Mar/* Avery 
b. 22 Sept. 1777, d. 25 Mar. 1868, m. Thomas 
Wiggin, 6. Johtfl" Avery b. 14 Oct. 1780, d. 
24 July, 1830, m. Martha Hoyt and had five 
children. Was a major in the militia; lived 
in Greenland. 7. Samuel^ Avery b. 9 May, 
1785, d. 5 Oct. 1858, m. 13 Jan. 1814, Mary 
Moody Clark (his fourth cousin) and had three 
children. Samuel Avery was a lieutenant in 
an artillery company while in Stratham. Re- 
moved to Wolfborough, and was a prominent 
town official, business man, and friend of edu- 
cation. Honorable Henry Wilson, Vice-Presi- 
dent of the United States, was largely indebted 
to Mr. Avery for his education. For an ac- 
count of the Averys, including a sketch of the 
life of Mrs. Mary Moody (Clark) Avery, who 
was a superior woman, see the larger family 
history, 1902, pp. 346, 347, 431, 432; also the 
History of Carroll County, N. H., 1892. 
vi. Daughter,^ who m. Whicher ; lived in Strat- 
ham or North Hampton ; removed to Vermont. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 59 

Miss Mary^ Norris wrote that her grandfather Moses^ 
Clark had a brother who once lived in Newburyport, 
and who had two daughters. (Letter of 8 October, 

1883.) 

There was a Greenleaf Clark in Newburyport in 1 757, 
and he may have been of this family. (See p. 56.) 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

6 

Moses* (^Sdmuel*) of Stratham, N. H., was bom in 
Salisbury, Mass., 24 October, 1737, baptized in Salis- 
bury, 30 October, 1737, by Rev. Caleb Cushing, A. M., 
and died in Stratham, 18 19. 

He was a clothier in Stratham, probably working in 
the same mill with his uncle John. 

His home was in the east part of the town near a 
mill pond on " The New Road," and three and one- 
quarter miles distant from ** the great meeting house." 
(Plan of Stratham made by Phineas Merrill 17 July, 

1 793-) 
On 19 July, 1770, Moses was moderator of the 

newly-organized Baptist Church, of which he was a 
deacon ; and was probably the Moses Clark, selectman 
of Stratham, who refused to sign the Association Test 
in 1776. John Clark also refused. 

The will of Moses Clark was dated 9 December, 
18 1 8, and mentioned wife Mehitable, daughter Mehit- 
able, son Levi, Caroline *' Sweasy," the daughter and 
only heir of his son Daniel Clark deceased. He re- 
membered the children of his son Moses Clark, but did 
not name them. Also daughters Elizabeth Doe, Elea- 
nor Piper, Mercy Norris and Abigail Piper. He left to 



6o NATHANIEL CLARKE 

his son Benjamin Clark the " income of all his estate 
to support him during his life." Named a grandson 
John Clark. The executor was Levi Barker, who was 
appointed administrator of the estate of Mehitable 
Clark II September, 1833. 

Moses married 24 November, 1763, Mehitable, born 
in Stratham, 1741, died there 1833, daughter of Thomas 
and Eleanor French. Their children, all born in 
Stratham, were 

i. Elizabeth^ b. 30 Jan. 1765, d. in Parsonsfield, Me., 

12 Sept. 1846, m. Hill of Danville, Vt, and 

had I. Elizabeth? Hill h. i Apr. 1794, m. Shad- 
rach Fifield of Stratham, and had six children. 
Mrs. Hill m. secondly, Eliphalet Doe of Par- 
sonsfield, Me., b. there 10 Mar. 1767, d. 9 Jan. 
1837, son of Gideon and Abigail (Conner) Doe. 
The following record of the descendants of 
Eliphalet and Elizabeth (Clark) Doe was sent 
to the late Rev. Josiah B. Clark, 1 891, by Jane 
Y.® Wedgwood, who then lived in Parsonsfield 
and owned her grandmother Doe's Bible, which 
contained the records of the family. 

I. Nancy'' Doeh, 25 Nov. 1797, d. 20 Feb. 1835, "*• John 
Bailey and had i. Jane Y." Bailey b. 10 Dec. 1823, 

m. Joseph Wedgwood of Parsonsfield, who d. . 

Children : i. Annie^ Wedgwood b. 26 Mar. 1847, 
m. Harrison P. Bradstreet, now resides in Boston, 
but has no children. 2. John B,^ Wedgwood h. 14 
June, 1851, m. Abbie Goodwin, resided in Saco, 
Me., and has Joseph H.*® Wedgwood and Lizzie 
E.*® Wedgwood. 3. Charles^ Wedgwood d, young. 

4. Anson B.^ Wedgwood h. 26 Apr. 1858, m. Lizzie 
Coffin, lives in Somerville, Mass., and has John 
Ralph*® Wedgwood and Harriet S.*® Wedgwood. 

5. Willie^ [William] Wedgwood b. 20 June, i860, 
m. Nellie Eberhard, lives in Worcester, Mass., and 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 6i 

has Merle*® Wedgwood and Franklin J.*® Wedg- 
wood. 6. Franklin J.^ Wedgwood b. 2 $ Oct 1867, 
d. Oct. 1890, unmarried, ii. Meribah^ Bailey b. 28 
Aug. 1825, m. Dr. W. H. Sanders, lives in Chicago, 
and had i. Edward^ Sanders d. aged 3 years. 

2. Herbert^ Sanders b. Feb. i860, m. and has 

a daughter, iii. Nancy® Bailey b. 25 July, 1827, d. 
in Parsonsfield, unmarried, iv. John" Bailey b. 21 
June, 1830, m. Sarah J. Gould, lives in Topsfield, 
Mass. and had i. Augusta'^ Bailey d. aged 10 years. 
2. Merrel^ Bailey m. Maud Bailey, now lives in 
Topsfield. No children, v. Edwin® Bailey b. Mar. 
1832, d. 1834. vi. Caroline® Bailey b. 30 Sept. 
1834, ro. Moses Hooper of Oshkosh, Wis., and had 
I. Albert^ Hooper. 2. Bemice^ Hooper m. and has 
one child. 3. Mary^ Hooper, 4. Edward^ Hooper, 
5. Orin'^ Hooper. The Hoopers live in Oshkosh. 
Either Moses Hooper or his wife died in 1875. 

2. Ebenezer H.'' Doe b. 25 Nov. 1799, d. 10 Dec. i860, 

m. Orinda Dam and had i. Elizabeth® Doe d. 
young, ii. Mark® Doe of Milton, N. H. iii. Abi- 
gail® Doe m. , lives in South Berwick, Me., 

and has two sons. iv. Meribah® Doe d. young, v. 

Joseph® Doe of South Berwick, m. and has 

one daughter who is married, vi. John® Doe d. 
young, vii. Charles® Doe d. young, viii. Annie® 
Doe, lives in Newmarket, N. H. 

3. Ira'' Doe b. 27 Oct. 1801, d. 31 Mar. 1825, m. Nancy 

Moore ; lived in Effingham, N. H. No children. 

4. Moses Clark Doe b. 3 Sept. 1803, d. 8 Oct. 187 1, m. 

Lucy Bailey and had i. Ira® Doe m. Mary Hayes, 
lives in Rochester, N. H., and has Minnie^ Doe^ 

who m. and has one child. iL Lucy Jane® 

Doe d. young, iii. George® Doe of Fitchburg, 

Mass., m. and has two daughters, one of whom 

m. Boyden, lives in Cornish, Me. iv. Ed- 
ward® Doe m. and lives in Michigan, v. 

Melvina® Doe m. Babb, lived in Strafford, 

N. H. No children, vi. Lucy Jane® Doe, lives in 



62 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Chicago, unmarried. Moses Clark^ Doe lived and 
died in Rochester, N. H. 

5. Salome^ Doe b. 9 Feb. 1806, d. 30 Nov. 1883, m. 1835 

John Bailey, as his second wife, and had i. Edwin" 
Bailey b. 5 May, 1836, m. Mary Ellen Blackie, 
lives in Haverhill, Mass., but has no children, ii. 
Franklin" Bailey b. 8 July, 1838, m. in Peoria, 
111., and has Frank^ Bailey and Lucy^ Bailey, iii. 
Lucy" Bailey b. i Aug. 1840, m. Charles Otis, 
lives in Chicago, and has Harry^ Otis. iv. Henry" 
Bailey b. Oct 1842, m. in Oshkosh, Wis., and has a 
daughter, v. Ellen" Bailey d. young, vi. Merrel" 
Bailey d. young. 

6. Meribah'' Doe b. 28 Sept 1807, d. 21 Oct 1825. 

(Letters of James Wheelock Clark 29 August and 9 September, 1901.) 

ii. Daniel^ b. 21 Jan. 1767, d. before 1819. He m. 

Phebe Barker of Stratham. She d. , and he 

m. secondly, Nancy (Simpson) Wiggin, widow 
of Caleb Wiggin. Daniel had one child, i. 
Caroline^'' who m. in Exeter, 15 Oct 18 18, 
Benjamin Swasey of Exeter, and had children. 
6. iii. Levi^ b. 11 Mar. 1769, d. 3 Oct. 1827. 

iv. Eleanor^ b. 16 Aug. 1771, d. 23 July, 1856, m. 
John Light Piper of Stratham, and lived in 
Wolfborough, N. H. Children : i. George^ 
Piper b. 23 Jan. 1797, d. 22 Sept 1881, m. 
II July, 1822, Sally Fisher Smith of Dover, 
N. H., and had six children, viz. : i. Sarah 
Bell« Piper b. 9 May, 1823. ii. Ellen Clark* 
Piper b. 13 Apr. 1825, d. 12 Dec. 1857. i"- 
Mary Smith* Piper b. 30 Oct. 1827, d. 23 Sept. 
1830. iv. Mary Smith* Piper b. 9 Aug. 1838. 
V. George Fisher* Piper b. 3 May, 1841. vi. 
Caroline Long* Piper b. 19 Oct. 1844, d. 25 
Nov. 1850. 2. Moses Clark7 Piper b. 23 July, 

1798, d. , m. 1820, Eunice Baker and had 

seven children, viz. : i. John Light* Piper b. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 63 

3 Mar. 1821, d. 30 Apr. 1822. ii. William 
Appleton® Piper b. 19 Jan. 1824, d. 14 Oct. 
1849. iii* Charles Baker^ Piper b. 24 Sept. 
1826, d. 2 Sept. 1846. iv. Louisa Maria^ Piper 
b. 10 Jan. 1830, m. 24 Sept. 1855, Warren R. 
Field of Dorchester, Mass.| and had Laura 
Ann^ Field b. 8 Dec. 1856, d. 27 Jan. 1858. 
V. Jonas Wilder* Piper b. 11 Mar. 1832, m. 
in Wolfborough, 21 Oct. 1861, Martha Ann 
Getchell of Alton, N. H., and had, bom in 
Wolf borough, i . Norah Appletotfi Piper b. 30 
June, 1863, d. 24 Aug. 1864. 2. Edna Antfi 
Piper b. 9 June, 1865. 3. Charles Willianfi 
Piper b. 14 Nov. 1868, A 2 Feb. 1873. 4, 
Nellie Baker^ Piper b. 3 Mar. 1873. 5. John 
Addisorfi Piper b. 19 Jan. 1875, d. 16 Apr. 
1876. 6. Wilder^ Piper b. 19 May, 1878, d. 
3 Jan. 1879. 7. Ivan Jona^ Piper h. 16 May, 
1881. vi. Mary* Piper b. 22 Apr. 1835, m. 11 
Apr. 1866, Rev. Owen A. Williams of Dolben- 
maen, Wales, and had, bom in Mt. Vemon, 
Westchester County, N. Y., i. Charles Ben- 
maetfi Williams b. 23 Feb. 1867, d. 6 Aug. 1881. 

2. Richard Owetfi Williams b. 13 July, 1869. 3. 
Eleanor Louise^ Williams b. i Nov. 1871. 4. 
John Piper^ Williams b. 3 June, 1873. vii. 

John Light* Piper b. 21 June, 1837, m. 

and lives at Mt. Vernon, N. Y. No children. 

3. Phebe Clark' Piper b. 21 Mar. 1800, d. 
15 Sept. 1887, m. 19 Mar. 1823 (10 Mar. in 
History of Wolfborough), Honorable Thomas 
Rust of Wolfborough, N. H., and had four 
children, viz. : i. Susan Jane* Rust b. 5 
Jan. 1825, m. 5 Dec. 1842, Rev. Nathaniel 
Cogswell Coffin of Ohio, and had i. Ellen 
Maricfi Coffin b. 2 Apr. 1844, d. 3 Oct. 1878, 
m. Benjamin F. Stuart, but had no children. 



64 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

2. John Willianffi Coffin b. 8 Feb. 1846, d. 18 
Apr. 1846. 3. Esther P.^ Coffin b. 24 Jan. 

1847, d. 30 Jan. 1847. 4 Lucy Arminafi Coffin 
b. 5 Jan. 1849, d- 5 I^^c. 1874, 5. Henry 
Famhanfi Coffin b. 16 Oct. 1850, m. 12 Aug. 
1879, Alice Clarissa Hogg and lives in Mar- 
blehead, Ohio, and has Mary Rust"' Coffin b. 
28 June, 1884, and Scott Famham''' Coffin 
b. 21 May, 1887. 6. Mary Louisafi Coffin b. 
20 Nov. 1852. 7. Hattie Mortotfi Coffin b. 15 
Nov. 1861. 8. Lizzie Rust^ Coffin b. 20 Jan. 

1864, m. 28 Sept. 1887, Rev. James Putnam 
O'Brien and lives in St. Louis, Mo., and has 
Esther L.'° O'Brien b. 21 June, 1890, and 
Henry R.'*» O'Brien b. 14 July, 1891. ii. John 
Richard^ Rust b. 23 May, 1828, m. 14 June, 
1854, Mary Little Osborne Peirce, dau. of Col. 
Andrew Peirce of Dover, N. H., and had i. 
Hattie Mortotfi Rust b. 15 Feb. 1856, d. 4 
July, 1856. 2. Abby Osborne Rust b. 4 Dec. 

1865, m. 12 Mar. 1884, Charles Edward Rus- 
sell (son of Edward) of Davenport, Iowa, and 
has John Edward'** Russell b. 22 Apr. 1885. 
iii. Thomas Henry* Rust b. 6 July, 1832, d. 
22 July, 1832. iv. George Henry* Rust b. 26 
July, 1839, ^* Sept. 1885, Josephine Varney 
and lives in Minneapolis, Minn., but has no 
child except an adopted daughter Gertrude. 4. 
Eleanor Jane^ Piper b. 13 Oct. 1804, d. 9 Sept. 

1848, m. , Nathaniel Rogers of Wolf- 
borough, N. H., and had three children, viz. : 
i. Nathaniel* Rogers b. 6 July, 1833, ^^ 
1857, Maria H. Leslie of Wolfborough, and 
lives in Hastings, Minn. They had i. Frank 
Z.9 Rogers b. 20 Aug. 1858, d. Apr. 1872. 
ii. John* Rogers b. 26 May, 1837, "^- '858, 
Catherine Brown of Moultonborough, N. H., 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 65 

and had i. Giorge E.9 Rogers b. 11 Nov. 1858, 
d. 29 Aug. 1875. 2. Harrj^ Rogers b. 3 Jan. 
1866, d. I Oct. 1869. 3. WilliatPiP Rogers b. 
II Mar. 1870. 4 Harvey G.^ Rogers b. 5 Jan. 
1873. 5' ffathanieh Rogers b. 24 Apr. 1874. 
This family live in Wolfborough. iii. Lucy 
M.^ Rogers b. 9 Dec. 1839, m. Sept. 1888, 
Simon G. Gove and lives in Minneapolis, Minn. 
Mrs. Eleanor^ (Clark) Piper m. secondly, 4 Jan. 
1824 (30 Dec. 1823, History of Wolfborough), 
Richard Rust, merchant and inn-keeper of 
Wolfborough, b. 31 Jan. 1757, d. 27 Dec. 1827, 
son of Col. Henry and Ann (Harvey) Rust of 
Wolfborough. This very complete record of 
the descendants of Eleanor^ (Clark) Piper 
was sent to the writer by Mrs. Lucy^ M. 
(Rogers) Gove. 
7. V. Moses^ b. 23 Dec. 1773, d. July, 1803. 

vi. Mehitable^ b. 11 Jan. 1776, d Jan. 1865, m. 
Levi Barker of Stratham, N. H., but had no 
children. She was the second or third wife 
of Mr. Barker. They are buried in Stratham 
near their house. In 1883 Mr. Barker's son 
Ezra lived on the homestead.* 
vii. Mercy^ b. 27 Feb. 1778, d. 27 Apr. 1862, m. 3 
Aug. 1803, Benjamin Norris of Stratham, b. 31 
Aug. 1781, d. I (11) Oct 1866, son of Joseph 
and Comfort (Piper) Norris, and had i. Me- 
hitable Clark' Norris b. 12 Oct. 1804, d. 3 Jan. 
1885, m. Nov. 1822, Ira Weeks, a farmer 
in Stratham, and had three children. Their 
second daughter, Rosilla Octavia^ Weeks, m. 
Napoleon Bonaparte Treadwell of Newmarket, 
N. H., and went to Cuba with him and died 

* Letters of Rev. George Frederick' Hper, 9 and 11 October, 1883. 
t Her daughter, Mary' Norris, stated that the name was Marcy and not 
Mercy, but the records give it as the latter. 



66 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

there Jan. 1850, aged 25. 2. Joseph^ Norris b. 
16 Oct. 1806, d. young. 3. Rev. WillianP 
Norris b. 31 Dec. 1807, d. in Sanbornton, N. H., 
I June, 1852, m. in Townsend, Mass., 27 July, 
1P42, Eliza Davis of Methuen, Mass., and had 
four children. William' Norris was ordained to 
the Baptist ministry in Newton, N. H., preached 
there for a year or two, was then in Ashfield, 
Mass., four or five years, then in Northwood, 
N. H., about two years, when he went to 
Sanbornton where he died after a ministry of 
two or three years. In 1883 his widow was 
living with her third husband, Benjamin Max- 
well, at Shelbume Falls, Mass. 4. Benjamin'' 
Norris b. 17 Aug. 1809, d. 18 10. 5. Mary' 
Norris b. 8 Aug. 18 10, d. young. 6. Mary' 
Norris b. 29 Apr. 18 13. In 1892 she lived in 
Methuen, Mass. 7. Martha' Norris b. 16 
Aug. 1815, d. 17 Nov. 1822. For an account 
of the descendants of Benjamin and Mercy^ 
(Clark) Norris see "The Norris family," by 
Rev. Leonard A. Morrison, where 8 Aug. 
1803, is given as the date of Mercy^ Clark's 
marriage. There are also sketches of the 
lives of Rev. William' Norris, and of his son 
Lorin Orville* Norris ; of the latter there is 
a portrait. See the ** Norris Family," pp. 6t^ 
127, 167 and 168. 
viii. Abigail^ b. i Nov. 1780, d. 29 Apr. 1863, m. 
1800? Thomas Piper of Strathara, and had i. 
Mary' Piper b. i Aug. 1801, d. July, 1882, m. 
George Barker. 2. Caroline' Piper h. 1802, d. 
23 Oct. 1823, m. Nathaniel Howe. 3. Louisa' 
Piper, 4. Thomas7 Piper b. 15 June, 1809, 
d. 12 Sept. 1880, m. 25 Nov. 1834, Caroline 
Tolman and had children. 5. George' Piper, 
In his copy of the Second Edition Rev. Josiah 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 67 

B. Clark noted that Louisa Piper died in i 828, 
and George Piper in 181 8. Rev. George 
Frederick^ Piper, A. M., of Cambridge, Mass., 
wrote that his mother has a sampler wrought 
by Abigail^ Clark in 1796. He thinks she 
was b. 2 Nov. 1780. 
ix. Benjamin^ b. 15 May, 1784, d. 1820? He ra. 
in Exeter, 22 Oct. 18 16, Nancy Lougee of 
Exeter. He is said to have had no children. 
He was appointed guardian of his nephew 
William Henrys Clark 14 March, 18 18. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 

6 

Levi*^ {Moses^) of Stratham, N. H., was born there 
II March, 1769, and died there 3 October, 1827. He 
married Love, born 14 February (or January), 1768, 
died in Stratham, 1834, daughter of Daniel and Doro- 
thy (Wingate) Wiggin of Greenland, N. H. 

The will of Love Clark was dated 22 April, 1834, 
proved 14 May, 1834, and named sons Thomas Jeffer- 
son Clark, Benjamin Clark, Walter Weeks Clark, Josiah 
Bartlett Clark, Levi Clark, Ezra Barker Clark and 
Moses Clark. Also granddaughters Maria Barker 
Clark and Mary Ann Clark, children of her son James 
Clark, and daughters Eliza Clark and Sally Wiggin. 
The executor was George Barker. Levi^ Clark's will 
was dated 1 1 April, 1827, and proved 10 October, 1827. 

The children of Levi*^, all bom in Stratham, were 

8. i. James^ b. 4 Dec. 1790, d. 1838. 

9. ii. Benjamin^ b. 6 Aug. 1792, d. Aug. 1858. 

iii. Sarahs b. 25 June, 1794, d. in Stratham, 27 Sept. 
1868, m. 25 May, 1816, Capt. Daniel Wiggin 



68 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

of Stratham, and had i. Cynthicfi Wiggin b. 
12 Apr. 1817, m. May, 1836, Walter Phillips of 
Swampscott, Mass., and had two children. 2. 
John O? Wiggin b. 6 Mar. 1819, m. Apr. 1843, ? 
Hannah H. Jewell and had four children. 3. 
Sarah E? Wiggin h. 21 July, 1823, m. 17 Sept. 
1842, James E. Odell of Stratham, b. 4 Oct. 
1 81 3, and had no children. Mr. Odell was 
representative 1867, *68, town clerk six or 
more years, and selectman ten years. He was 
a captain in the militia, and owned several 
farms. For portrait and sketch see the History 
of Rockingham County, p. 550. 4. Caroline 
A? Wiggin b. 30 Oct. 1825, m. 30 Oct. 1845, 
John Q. Hammond of Nahant, Mass., and had 
six children. 5. Harriet F} Wiggin b. 17 
Sept. 1829, m. 1 1 Nov. 1852, Charles H. Palmer 
of Nahant, Mass., and had four children. 6. 
Hannah L} Wiggin b. 13 June, 1835, m. 17 
Jan. 1862, John H. Barker of Stratham, and 
had two children. 

10. iv. Walter Weeks^ b. 17 Nov. 1796, d. 23 Nov. 1863. 

V. Levi^ b. 8 June, 1799, d. in the winter of 1840 in 
Clinton, Me., unmarried. 

1 1. vi. Thomas Jefferson^ b. 31 Oct. 1800, d. 8 Apr. 1847. 
vii. Elizas b. 3 Mar. 1803, "^« Greenwood Carriel of 

Union, Me., b. i Nov. i8cx), d. 11 Apr. 1850, 
son of Jonathan and Sibyl Carriel, but had no 
children, 
viii. Moses7 b. 8 July, 1805, d. 1877, unmarried. 

12. ix. Josiah Bartlett^ b. 11 Jan. 1808, d. 3 Mar. 1896. 

13. X. Ezra Barker^ b. 15 May, 1810, d. 19 Apr. i860. 

7 

Moses^ {Moses^) of Exeter, N. H., was born in 
Stratham, 23 December, 1773, and died in Exeter, 
July, 1803, but was buried in Stratham. He was a 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 69 

trader and settled in Exeter in 1790. He married 
Jane Robinson, who was born in Greenland, N. H. 
She married again and lived in Meredith, N. H. 

In his will dated 22 May, 1803, Moses*^ Clark named 
his wife, '* Jenny," and four sons, and appointed Moses 
Clark, clothier, of Stratham, executor. 

The children, born in Exeter, were 

i. John' b. , d. in Stratham, aged 20 ? 

ii. Charles' b. ? 1796, d. 12 June, 1863. He served 
in the war of 1812. 

14. iii. Robert' b. 9 Feb. 1799, d. 23 May, 1840. 

15. iv. William Henry' b. 4 Dec. 1800, d. 17 Apr. 1863. 

V. Elizabeth' b. ^ d. young. 

Charles' lived for a time in his youth with his 
mother's brother or sister. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 

8 

James^ {Levi^) of Stratham, N. H., where he was 
born 4 December, 1790, and died 1838. He married 
Clarissa, born 12 April, 1796, died 1824, daughter of 
Nicholas and Ann (Fifield) Rollins of Stratham. 

The children were 

i. Maria Barker* b. , m. Elias Woodbury and 

had children. Another daughter also ra. 

Woodbury, a brother of her sister's husband. 
Maria B. had Frankliffi Woodbury of Andover, 
N. H. The daughters of James' lived in An- 
dover. 

ii. Mary Ann* b. , m. Woodbury ? 

iii. Martha Jane* b. . 

iv. William* b. ^ d. aged three years. 



70 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

The late Rev. Josiah Bartlett^ Clark annotated 
his copy of the Second Edition as follows. 
Children of James^ Clark: i. William died 
young, ii. Maria married Elias Woodbury. 

iii. Mary Ann married Woodbury, who 

died in Cal., leaving one son who lived (1891) 
in Frankliui N. H. 

9 

Benjamin^ {Lev^) of Union, Me., was born in 
Stratham, N. H., 6 August, 1792, and died in Union, ? 
August, 1858. He married December, 1847, Eliza, 
baptized 16 August, 1805 (1801), died 19 August, 
1850, daughter of James and Elizabeth (McCarter) 
Standish, and widow of Penta Walcott of Union, Me. 
Benjamin had no children. 

10 

Walter Weeks'' (Levi^) of North Union and Somer- 
ville. Me., was born in Stratham, 17 November, 1796, 
died 23 November, 1863. He settled in Whitefield, 
Me., about 1823, and in May, 1843, nioved to North 
Union, and was school agent there in 1844. In March, 
1858, he moved to Somerville where he died. He 
married 15 June, 1828, Joann, born 29 September, 1806, 
died 1 89 1 (Rev. J. B. Clark's notes), daughter of Eben 
and Polly (Stetson) Moore of Whitefield, and had 

i. Ellen Augusta* b. 27 July, 1829, m. 16 Apr. 1857, 
John^ElIis Payson of West Union, Me., b. Aug. 
1826, son of John and Lois (Daniels) Payson, 
and bad i. Ella Lucreticfi Paysonh. 13 June, 
1858. 2. Amy ElizoP Payson b. 18 Sept. i860. 
3. Eda Lois^ Payson b. 29 July, 1862. 
16. ii. Henry Dearborn' b. 18 May, 1832. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 71 

iii. Ezra Barker^ b. 30 Mar. 1834, d. in Hampton 
hospital, Va., Sept. 1865. He enlisted from 
Whitefield, and served two years and three 
months in company F, i ith regiment, Me. Vols. 
He was at Gen. Lee's surrender. 

17. iv. Isaac Moore^ b. 8 Aug. 1837. 

V. Anthony* b. 15 Apr. 1839, d* 20 Feb. 1840. 

18. vi. James Albert* b. 14 Jan. 1842. 

11 

Thomas Jefferson' {Levi^) of Stratham, N. H. 
About 1842 he moved to Exeter, N. H. He was 
born in Stratham, 31 October, 1800, and died 8 April, 
1847. He married 1823, Priscilla C, born 15 March, 

1800, died , daughter of Thomas and Olive Lang 

of Portsmouth, N. H., and had 

19. i. John' b. 31 Mar. 1824. 

ii. Hannah O.* b. 4 Apr. 1826, m. in Providence, 
R. I., 24 Nov. 1849, William Currier of Salis- 
bury, Mass., b. 20 Sept. 181 1, now lives in 
Exeter, N. H. Children : i. Zettcfi Currier h. 
27 Nov. 1852, m. 12 Aug. 187s, Albert H. 
Clough of Boston, now of Sandown, N. H., 
and has George H.'^ Clough b. 28 May, 1876. 
2. Belles Currier h, 22 June, 1858, d. 12 Aug. 
1859. 3- Estelle9 Currier h, 30 June, 1865, d. 
10 Jan. 1866. 

iii. George W.* b. Jan. 183 1, d. Nov. 1864. He 
enlisted from West Amesbury, now Merri- 
mac, Mass., June, 1861, and was sergeant in 
company E, 14th regiment, Mass. Vols. (Heavy 
Artillery). He was taken a prisoner in front 
of Petersburg, Va., 22 June, 1864, a few days 
before his three years' term of service expired, 
and died in Andersonville prjson, it is said 
sometime in the November fo)!6wing. 



72 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

iv. Clara M.*b. lo May, 1833,111. 15 Sept. 1854, John 
B. Beardsley of Haverhill, Mass., b. 8 June, 
1830, and had i. Warretfi Beardsley b. 17 
Sept. 1856, m. 2 July, 1879, Mary A. Wood b. 
27 Aug. 1859. 2. Winfield 5.9 Beardsley b. 20 
Oct. i860. 3. Mary E."* Beardsley b. 6 Feb. 
1866. 4. Albion E.9 Beardsley b. 24 Nov. 1868. 

12 

Josiah BartletP' {Levi^) of Ludlow, Vt., was born in 
Stratham, N. H., 11 January, 1808, and died in Nor- 
wood, Mass., 3 March, 1896. In his youth he learned 
the trades of tanning and shoemaking. He graduated 
at Middlebury in 1834, studied one year at Andover 
Theological Seminary, and was two years at Lane 
Seminary, from which he graduated in 1837. Preached 
in Rising Sun, Ind., 1838-40, in Sharon, Vt, 1840-42, 
in Elliot, Me., 1842-45, and since in Pittsfield, Vt., 
Clarendon, Vt., and in Ludlow. He married in 1839, 
Mary M. Linsley, born in Middlebury, Vt, 1808, died 
April, 1840. He married secondly, in Hanover, N. H., 
II May, 1841, Louisa E., born in Middlebury, Conn., 
21 June, 1820, died in Clarendon, Vt, 19 January, 1852, 
daughter of Mark and Mary Stone. He married thirdly, 
in West Bloomfield, N. J., 19 October, 1852, Sarah 
Stone, sister of his second wife, born 1830, died in 
Pittsfield, Vt, 10 May, 1870. He married fourthly, in 
Rupert, Vt, 24 November, 1870, Mrs. Julia Delight 

(Gk>okin) Haye, daughter of and Delight (Clark) 

Gk>okin of Pawlet, Vt. Mrs. Clark was living in Sep- 
tember, 1 90 1. 

Josiah Bartlett's' children were 

20. i. Waldo Josiah* b. 10 Oct 1843. 

ii. Charles Bennet* b. 1845, <!• 1S46. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 73 

iii. Mary Louisa^ b. 8 June, 1849, ™- ^7 O^^* 1869, 
Dr. Henry Guild Burton b. in Rupert, Vt., 27 
Oct. 1846. He is assistant surgeon United 
States Army ; retired with the rank of captain 
1892. They have no children. 

iv. Harriet* b. 1853, <*• ^9 June, 1855. 
21. V. Charles Bartlett* b. 18 June, 1859. 

vi. Sarah Martha' b. 5 Oct. 1864, d. 29 Jan. 1886. 

The two elder children were born in Elliot, Me., 
Mary in Pittsfield, Vt., Harriet in Clarendon, Vt., 
Charles and Sarah in Rupert, Vt., Charles Bennet died 
in West Randolph, Vt., Harriet in West Bloomfield, 
N. J., and Sarah in New Britain, Conn. 

18 

Ezra Barker' (Levi^) of Amesbury, Mass., a carriage 
trimmer. He sometimes officiated as a minister in the 
Christian denomination. He was born in Stratham, 
N. H., 15 May, 1810, and died in West Amesbury, now 
Merrimac, 19 April, i860, of small-pox. He married 
Ann, born 18 16, died 29 December, 1880, daughter of 
Benjamin and Rhoda Rowell. In the record of the 
death of her daughter, Caroline, Mrs. Clark is called 
Anna, and her birth place is given as Newton, N. H. 

Ezra Barker's' children were 

i. Caroline Amelia^ b. i Dec. 1840, d. in Haverhill, 
Mass., 29 Aug. 1890, and was buried in Merri- 
mac. Her residence at the time of her death 
was Marlborough. She m. 6 Feb. 1869, Ben- 
jamin Kimball Moore b. in Sudbury, Mass., 
13 Mar. 1842, d. 13 Feb. 1876, son of Daniel 
W. and Harriet Moore, and had no children, 
ii. Elizabeth Marion* b. 16 Sept. 1853, d. 7 Apr. 
i860. 



74 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

14 

Robert' {Mose^^ of Boston, Mass., merchant. He 
was born in Exeter, N. H., 9 February, 1799, died 23 
May, 1840. He married 2 March, 1826, Rebecca, bom 
in Boston, 25 June, 1805, died there 30 October, 1878, 
daughter of Frederic William and Rebecca (Gooden) 
Major. The former was born in England. Robert's 
children, all born in Boston, were 

i. Rebecca Major* b. 5 Dec. 1826, d. in Lynn, 16 Dec. 
1887, m. in Thompson, Conn., 27 July, 1846, 
Abner Phelps Emerson of Boston, b. in Read- 
ing, 26 June, 1825, son of Henry and Phebe 
(Nichols) Emerson. Abner Phelps Emerson 
was killed by an explosion at Port Royal in 
July, 1861, while on board a vessel which had 
been fitted out by New York merchants for 
the service of the Government in the war. 
Children : i. Frances Rebecccfi Emerson b. in 
Boston, 13 Mar. 1847, d. there* 28 Sept. 1865. 

2. Henry Phelps^ Emerson b. in Winchester, 
Mass., 24 Nov. 1849, of the firm of H. P. Em- 
erson & Co., commission merchants, Boston. 
He m. 19 Jan. 1881, Anna Elizabeth Newhall. 

3. Frederic William^ Emerson b. in Boston, 16 
May, 1852, d. in Roxbury, 8 Aug. 1853. Mrs. 
Rebecca Major* (Clark) Emerson m. secondly, 
(.^) 29 Aug. 1862, Allen G. Drody and lived in 
Lynn. 

ii. Eliza Ann* b. 3 Sept. 1828, d. 19 Aug. 1830. 

iii. Caroline Pratt* b. 5 Dec. 1830, m. James M. 
Nickles (Nichols) of Chelsea, Mass., and had, 
with others, Carrie M,^ Nickles^ who m. James 
F. Bunting and lives in Winchester, Mass. 

* She died after an illness of many months, and is described as a most 
estimable young lady. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 75 

iv. Robert* b. 23 Jan. 1833. Said to have married, 
and to have Frank? See Second Edition of 
Genealogy, p. 89. 

V. Mary Ann* b. 17 Dec. 1834, d. 15 Dec. 1835. 

22. vi. Joseph Bradlee* b. 11 Oct. 1836. 

vii. Sarah Jane* b. 29 Oct. 1838, d. 29 May, 1840. 

15 

William Henry' {Mose^^ of Exeter, N. H., was born 
there 4 December, 1800, and died there 17 April, 1863. 
He was brought up by his grandfather, Deacon Moses,' 
became a merchant, and owned much real estate. 
He married in Exeter, 16 February, 1825, Sarah, born 
in Newmarket, 18 August, 1801, died in Exeter, 10 
November, 1884, daughter of Col. Richard and Martha 
(Leavitt) Hilton. Col. Richard Hilton was a descend- 
ant of Col. Edward Hilton of Exeter and of Gover- 
nor John Winthrop and of Governor Thomas Dudley. 
Edward Hilton, the father of Col. Edward, came from 
London in 1623, and was the first permanent settler 
in New Hampshire. The children of William Henry ,^ 
all born in Exeter, were 

23. i. Charles Edward* b. 12 Nov. 1825, d. 2 Feb. 1888. 

24. ii. William Augustus* b. 30 Sept. 1827, d. 20 Jan. 

1889. 

25. iii. John Moses* b. 4 Jan. 1830. 

26. iv. George Washington* b. 27 Jan. 1832, d. 2 Nov. 

1893. 

27. V. Edward Hilton* b. 31 Mar. 1834, d. 14 June, 1900. 
vi. Martha Jane* b. 27 Jan. 1837, m. 25 June, 1862, 

Charles Pomeroy Wright of Turner's Falls, 
Mass., b. in Goshen, Mass., 11 Dec. 1830, d. 
I Sept. 1893, son of Dr. George and Julia 
(Billings) Wright. The latter was a niece of 
Brig. Gen. Seth Pomeroy of Revolutionary 



76 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

fame. Children : i. George Henrys Wright 
b. IS Apr. 1863, m. 2 Oct. 1895, Jane, dau. 
of Ralph and Alma (Bascom) Asheton of Gill, 
Mass. 2. William Clarke^ Wright b. 3 1 Mar. 
1865, m. Harriett, dau. of Reuben and Mary 
(Edwards) Nims of Montague, Mass., and lives 
in Greenfield. 3. Julia Maricfi Wright b. i 
Apr. 1873. AH bom in Montague, Mass. 
Mrs. Wright lives (1901) with her youngest 
brother in Exeter, N. H. 
vii. Sarah Elizabeth^ b. 28 Mar. 1840, m. 17 Mar. 
1868, Richard N. Oakman of Turner's Falls, 
Mass., b. in Hawley, Mass., 23 Sept. 1843, son 
of Richard Nickerson and Julia P. (Hawkes) 
Oakman. He was for a time at Williams Col- 
lege in the class of 1865. Bank clerk, &c., in 
Wisconsin and Missouri, 1865, '66; treasurer 
of the Cahaba Coal Company, Selma, Alabama, 
1867-69; deputy collector of customs, Charles- 
ton, South Carolina, 1869-72; cashier of the 
Crocker National Bank at Turner's Falls; 
treasurer of the Savings Institution, and of 
the Montague Paper Company, 1872-74. In 
1874 he became treasurer and general manager 
of the John Russell Cutlery Company. He 
was a private in company C, 23d regiment, 
N. Y. Vols., in the Civil war, and Past Eminent 
Commander of Connecticut Valley Command- 
ery K. T. Child : Anna Cadlei^ Oakman b. 
in Selma, Ala., 4 Jan. 1869. 
viii. James Albert* b. 23 May, 1843. In 1861 he be- 
came a clerk in the United States revenue 
department, and was a book-keeper in Boston 
until 1867, when he went to Exeter with the 
Choate Manufacturing Company. With his 
brother John Moses* and William Burlingame 
he organized in 1868 the Exeter Machine 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 77 

Works, leasing the plant of the Choate Manu- 
facturing Company. Two years later the 
buildings were burned, and the company, then 
called the Exeter Foundry and Machine Com- 
pany, built a new brick plant, and leased it to 
the partners until 1876, when the company 
was incorporated as the Exeter Machine 
Works. James Albert* was for several years 
the secretary of this corporation and one of its 
directors. The company has been very suc- 
cessful, and is widely and favorably known. 
Boilers, engines, blowers, etc., are the product, 
and the plant covers three or four acres of 
ground. For sketch of James Albert* see the 
Biographical Review, Rockingham County, 
1896, p. 538. In 1901 he was Regent of 
Friendship Council No. 141, Royal Arcanum. 
The Exeter Directory spells his name Clarke. 

EIGHTH GENERATION. 

16 

Henry Dearborn* {Walter Weeks'^ of Somerville, 
Me., was born 18 May, 1832. He enlisted from 
Whitefield, and served two years and three months 
in company F, nth regiment, Me. Vols., and with 
his brothers Ezra and James was at Lee's surrender. 
Selectman 1872-80 and 1882 (ten years). He mar- 
ried I January, 1859, Sarah Ellen, born 9 July, 1836, 
daughter of Church and Elmira Fish of South Hope, 
Me. Children : 

28. i. Frank Manley' b. 6 Jan. i860, 
ii. Adelbert Abel' b. 9 Nov. 1862. 
iii. Elmer Kingsbury' b. 19 Sept. 1866. 
iv. Jennie Laura' b. 7 Feb. 1869. 
V. Perle Vinton' b. i June, 1874. 



78 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

17 

Isaac Moore* {Walter fVeeks^) of Somerville, Me., 
was born 8 August, 1837. Selectman 1865. He 
married 31 August, 1880, Ida Mabel, born 10 March, 
1859, daughter of Charles and Mary (Dunton) Brad- 
street of Montville, Me., and has 

i. Bemice Hortense' b. 26 June, 1881. 
ii. Jessie Isabel^ b. 14 Aug. 1883. 
iii. Audrey Walter^ b. 27 Mar. 1885. 
iv. Fannie Mabel^ b. June, 1886. 
V. Hugh Aaron9 b. 27 Feb. 1888. 

18 

• 

James Albert* ( Walter Weeks') of Camden, Me., was 
born 14 January, 1842. He served during the Civil 
war in the nth regiment. Me. Vols. He married 5 
October, 1864, Eliza Jane, born 22 October, 1845, 
daughter of Elliot and Evelyn (Achorn) Orbeton of 
West Camden, Me., and has 

i. Walter Grants b. 5 July, 1865, d. in 1888 (Rev. 

J. B. Clark's notes), 
ii. Ezra Burton^ b. 3 Aug. 1867. 
iii. Arthur Augustus^ b. 2 June, 1871. 

19 

John* {Thomas JeffersotC) of North Andover, Mass., 
was born 31 March, 1824; a carpenter. He married 
3 November, 1853, Mary S., born 30 May, 183 1, 
daughter of George and Nancy M. Greene of Mel- 
rose, Mass. Children : 

i. John J.9 b. 1854, d. 15 Aug. 1854, 
ii. George W.9 b. 1854, d. 30 Aug. 1854. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 79 

iii. Mary A.9 b. 25 June, 1858, m. 24 Dec. 1878, 
Calvin M. Sanborn b. 1855, machinist, of 
Lynn, and had i. Fred Clark^'' Sanbarti, 2. 
Fannie M.^"" Sanborn b. 23 Aug. 1881. 3. 
Blanche A.^"" Sanborn b. 23 Nov. 1883. 

iv. Herbert W.9 b. 3 Nov. 1866, d. 16 July, 1867. 

V. Edith M.9 b. 10 Apr. 1869. 

20 

Waldo Josiah* {Jfosiah BartletV^ of Fruitvale, Cal., 
was born in Elliot, Me., 10 October, 1843. He en- 
listed 27 September, 1 86 1 , and was sergeant in com- 
pany G, 1st regiment, Vt. Vols. (Cavalry) ; promoted 
to be second lieutenant, 28 April, 1863. He was 
taken prisoner in a charge ordered by Brig.-Gen. 
John P. Hatch on his retreat in the Shenandoah Val- 
ley, and kept at Belle Isle about eight months, and 
then exchanged. He was again taken prisoner while 
stoutly defending himself in a skirmish, but escaped, 
and was seven days in Wilson's Raid, south of Peters- 
burg. He was wounded during the war, and was sick 
when discharged. In 1883 he lived in Butte City, 
Mon., and in 1901 was in Alaska where he has mining 
interests. He married in Troy, N. Y., 4 April, 1867, 
Mary Thompson German, his cousin, born i December, 
1839, died in Troy, 21 April, 1875, daughter of James 
Wheelock and Martha (Stone) Wheeler. She had 
married i October, 1861, Charles R. German, who fell 
in the battle of the Wilderness. Waldo married 
secondly, 8 February, 1892, May Eva, born i February, 
1865, daughter of George Thomas and Mahala Elvira 
Ann (Lee) Stockley. Waldo's children were 

• 29. i. George Wheeler^ b. 17 Jan. 1868, d. 7 Jan. 1896. 
30. ii. James Wheelock' b. 22 Oct. 1869. 



8o NATHANIEL CLARKE 

iii. Waldo Lee^ b. 15 Feb. 1893. 

iv. Vesta Adelaide^ b. 16 July, 1895. 

Waldo Lee was bom in Grant's Pass, Or., and Vesta 
in Rackerby, Cal. 

21 

Charles Bartlett* {Josiah BartletC) of Roxbury 
(Boston), was born in Rupert, Vt, 18 June, 1859. In 
1883 he was a druggist in New Britain, Conn. He 
married in Ludlow, Vt, 22 October, 1884, Jessie An- 
gela, born there 4 November, 1863, daughter of John 
Bosworth and Sarah Ellen (Layburn) Buck, and had 

i. Grace Marguerite^ b. 14 Sept. 1888, d. 24 Mar. 

1889. 
ii. Dorothy^ b. 12 Dec. 1893, d. 21 Nov. 1894. 
iil John Bartlett9 b. 14 Feb. 1897. 

22 

Joseph Bradlee* {RoberC) of Cleveland, Ohio. Is 
of the firm of J, B. Clark & Co., music printers. He 
was born in Boston, 11 October, 1836. He served 
eighteen months in the loth regiment, Iowa Vols, 
during the Civil war, and was honorably discharged ; 
returned to Boston, in 1867 went to Chicago, and in 
1869 to Cleveland. He married in Chicago, April, 
1868, Mrs. Emily Tarr, born in Boston, 16 November, 
1843, daughter of John and Sarah (Parker) Pierce. 
Child : 

i. Louise Rebecca^ b. 10 Sept. 1871. 

23 

Charles Edward^ (^William Henr)f) of Springfield, 
Ohio, was born in Exeter, N. H., 12 November, 1825, 
and died in Worcester, Mass., 2 February, 1888. He 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 8i 

was at one time publisher of a paper in Great Falls, 
N. H., and later of the Quincy Patriot \n Quincy, Mass. 
He enlisted in the navy in 1861, and served as ensign 
on the monitor Nahant. He married 25 August, 1849, 
Ariana S., born 8 April, 1829, died in Chelsea, Mass., 
I November, 1872, daughter of Benjamin P. and Mary 
(Neal) Batchelder. Stephen Batchelder, the father of 
Benjamin, was one of the first settlers of Deerfield, 
N. H. Charles Edward^ Clark married secondly, 8 
April, 1873, Sarah Elizabeth Tufts. Children : 

31. i. William Henrys b. 22 Mar. 1851. 

32. ii. Charles Gilman^ b. 21 Aug. 1854, d. 30 Nov. 1901. 
ill. Mary Jennie^ b. i July, 1856, d. 9 Dec. 1889. 

iv. Ariana^ b. 4 Dec. 1858, d. young. 
V. Frank Holden' b. 13 Jan. 1868, d. "out West," 
20 Sept. 1901. He was married. 

The two elder children were born in Exeter, N. H., 
Mary in Boston, and Frank in Chelsea, Mass. 

24 

William Augustus^ (^William Henrys) of North 
Weymouth, Mass., was born in Exeter, 30 Septem- 
ber, 1827, and died in North Weymouth, 20 January, 
1889. He enlisted 19 April, 1861, and was corporal in 
company K, 12th regiment, Mass. Vols., Col. Fletcher 
Webster, and was taken prisoner at Bull Run, but 
escaped. He was at South Mountain, and at Antie- 
tam, from which latter battle the regiment came out 
with only thirty-five men. He married 11 April, 1854, 
Mary Jane, died in Exeter, N. H., 17 June, 1857, 
daughter of Col. Joseph Calley of Effingham, N. H. 
Mr. Clark married secondly, in North Weymouth, 
8 December, 1864, Eliza Ann, born 7 December, 



82 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

1843, daughter of John and Anna Bates (Lincoln) 
Binney. Children : 

i. George' b. 11 June, 1857, d. 21 Sept. 1857. 
ii. Mary Jane' b. 1865, m. Leon R. Johnston and 
lives in Arlington, Mass. Child: Roy Clark^"" 
Johnston b. in North Weymouth, 15 May, 1883 

(1884). 
iii. Richard Hilton' b. 10 May, 1868, d. 12 Dec. 1882. 
iv. Anna Bates' b. 16 Sept. 1871. 

Mary J. was born in North Weymouth, and Richard 
and Anna in Upton, Mass. 

25 

John Moses* {William Henrys) of Exeter, N. H., 
was born there 4 January, 1830. He married 23 Sep- 
tember, 1863, Sarah Angelina, born in Southborough, 
Mass., 16 April, 1834, daughter of Isaac and Mary 
(Richardson) Smith. Children : 

i. Fred Leslie^ b. 20 June, 1866, d. 17 Mar. 1876. 
ii. Walter Smith' b. 5 Apr. 1868, d. 7 Mar. 1897, 
unmarried. He graduated from the Exeter 
High School in 1883, and 1885-88 studied in the 
Joseph E. Knight Pharmacy; was also three 
years with Kelley & Durkee, in the meanwhile 
taking courses of study in the Massachusetts 
College of Pharmacy. After experience in 
several drug stores, he established himself in 
business in 1893 in East Boston under the 
firm name of Clark & Mahoney. On 9 July, 
1895, the firm started a pharmacy in Exeter 
as the Exeter Drug Company, and Mr. Clark 
devoted himself to its management and was 
successful. " He was a young man of sterling 
worth, respected by all and popular in a wide 
circle." His death was caused by pneumonia. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 83 

For sketch and portrait see the Exeter News- 
Letter y 12 March, 1897. 
iii. Mabel Augusta^ b. 6 July, 1872. 

Fred was born in Southborough, Mass., Walter in 
Chelsea, Mass. and Mabel in Exeter, N. H. Fred and 
Walter died in Exeter. 

26 

George Washington* {William Henry) of Exeter, 
N. H., was born there 27 January, 1832, and died 
there 2 November, 1893. He fitted for college at 
Phillips (Exeter) Academy ; was book-keeper for 
Ralph Smith & Co., of Boston, 1851-53 ; was then in 
Memphis, Tenn., 1853-55, and afterward in business 
in Boston, 1855-63. He carried a cargo of goods to 
Port Royal, S. C. ; was post trader on Morris Island, 
and opened the first store in Charleston, S. C, after 
the war. He was mayor of Charleston 1867 and 1868, 
and collector of the port four years under Grant ; while 
mayor he built the famous shell road. He returned to 
Exeter in 1878, and was with the Exeter Coal Co., 
bringing the first sea-going ships up the river to that 
point that had been there for many years. He mar- 
ried 17 June, 1863, Sarah Maria, born 6 August, 1844, 
daughter of Hartford and Sarah (Taft) Stoddard of 
Upton, Mass. Mr. Stoddard was, for many years be- 
fore the war, a prominent merchant of Charleston, 
S. C. Mr. Clark married secondly, Mary A. J. Ran- 
kin. She had been a teacher in Springfield, Mass. 
Children : 

i. Ella Maria9 b. 9 Apr. 1864, "^- James; 

lives in Brookline, Mass. 
ii. George William^ b. 27 Oct. 1866; he is married, 
iii. John Hampden^ b. 23 Oct. 1867; he is married. 



84 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

33. iv. Hartford Geddings' b. i Feb. 1869. 
V. Annie Louise^ b. 9 Mar. 1877. 
vi. Richard Hilton^ b. 4 Feb. 1880. 

Ella and George were born in Upton, Mass., Richard 
in Exeter, N. H., and the others in Charleston, S. C. 

27 

Edward Hilton* {William Henrys) of Raymond, 
N. H., was born in Exeter, 31 March, 1834, and died 
there 14 June, 1900. He was a hotel keeper (1896). 
He married in Lawrence, Mass,, 27 January, 1854, 
Harriet Eliza, born in Westmoreland, N. H., 6 Feb- 
ruary, 1832, daughter of Uzziah and Orpha (Britton) 
Wyman. Children : 

i. Susan Bunker^ b. 17 Dec. 1858. 

ii. Harriet Elizabeth' b. 16 Sept. i860 ; she is 

married, 
iii. Martha Jane' b. 15 Aug. 1863, d. 22 Dea 1871. 

Susan and Harriet were born in Haverhill, Mass., 
and Martha in Exeter, N. H. 



NINTH GENERATION. 

28 

Frank Manley^ {Henry Dearborn^) of Somerville, 
Me. (?), was born 6 January, i860. He married 12 
February, 1 883, Anna H., born i January, 1862, daughter 
of Alvin and Arethusa Howard of West Camden, Me. 

29 

George Wheeler^ {Waldo yosiah^) was born in 
Rupert, Vt., 17 January, 1868, and died in Troy, 
N. Y., 7 January, 1896. He worked his way through 



AND BIS DESCENDANTS. 85 

Williams College graduating third in the class of 1890, 
and winning the Van Vechten prize for extemporaneous 
speaking, and also several prizes for excellence in the 
classics. He was prominent at college in various soci- 
eties and oratorical contests, then studied at Princeton 
Theological Seminary, and was ordained pastor of the 
Fountain Presbyterian Church in Pueblo, Col., which 
church he had been instrumental in organizing, and 
in securing for it a house of worship. While there he 
was called to the First Presbyterian Church in Flor- 
ence, Col., but as there was no building for church 
purposes he held services in a tent. He was a most 
indefatigable worker, and did not spare his health or 
strength ; often the thermometer was below zero, and 
he died as the result of pleuro-pneumonia contracted 
in the performance of his life work. His grandfather 
Wheeler wrote of his high character, and said that 
George and his brother had been exemplary grand- 
sons. 

In a brief autobiography that he wrote for a college 
book, he stated that he was descended from Eleazer 
Wheelock, the founder of Dartmouth College. " When 
a year old, my parents moved to Troy, N. Y., which, in 
the main, has been my home ever since. In 1869 my 
father moved West, to dig his fortune out of the 
mountain-mines of Montana. In 1875 my mother 
died, leaving me, a lad of seven, and a younger brother 
in the care of our grandfather and aunt. I have 
always had a passion for books and study. I laid the ' 
foundation of my education in the public schools of 
Troy, entering the Troy High School in 1882, at the 
age of fourteen. While there, I participated in several 
oratorical contests, winning the first prize, senior year. 



86 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

I graduated in 1886, ranking third in a class of twenty- 
five." 

George Wheelei^ married 21 September, 1892, 
Emma Jane, born i January, 1867, died in New York 
city, 20 March, 1899, daughter of James E. and Mary 
Ward. Child : 

i. Ruth Lillian'^ b. in Pueblo, CoL, 14 Feb. 1894. 

30 

James Wheelock^ {Waldo Josiah^) of Troy, N. Y., 
was born in Troy, 22 October, 1869. In October, 
1886, he became a clerk in the National Bank of Troy, 
and remained in its employ, in various positions, in- 
cluding that of teller, till 1896. He is now general 
accountant in the National State Bank of Troy. Mr. 
Clark has a taste for genealogy, and has taken interest 
in this book. 

He married 19 August, 1891, Lillie, born in Pitts- 
town, N. Y., 3 July, 1869, daughter of William Henry 
and Roxianna (Mosher) Smith. Children, born in Troy : 

i. Henry Waldo'° b. 9 June, 1892. 
ii. Helen Elizabeth'^ b. 14 Sept. 1898. 

31 

William Henry^ {Charles Edward^) of Boston, was 
born in Exeter, N. H., 22 March, 185 1. He was 
assistant superintendent of the Highland Street Rail- 
way Company, and later an officer of the West End 
.; Street Railway Company. He married 21 April, 1875, 
Mary Ella, born 6 June, 1851, daughter of George 
Washington and Susan Whitmore (Stinson) Ham of 
Pittsfield, Me. Child : 

i. Joseph Henry'** b. in Boston, 21 Nov. 1877. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 87 

32 

Charles Gilman^ {^Charles Edward^) of Boston, was 
born in Exeter, N. H., 21 August, 1854, and died in 
Roxbury, 30 November, 1901. For more than twenty 
years he had been connected with the post office there. 
He married 1875, Lucy Caroline, born 14 April, 1856, 
daughter of Nicholas H. and Lucy (Sawyer) Habig of 
Boothbay, Me. Children : 

i. Joseph Tutein'**b. 15 Dec. 1875. 

ii. Ariana Batchelder'** b. 20 Oct. 1877, d. 3 Mar. 

1901. 
iii. Ethel May'° b. 16 Nov. 1879. 

Joseph was born in Chelsea, Mass., and the others in 
Boston, where Ariana died. 

33 

Hartford Geddings^ (^George Washington^) of Fort 
Duchesne, Utah, was born in Charleston, S. C, i Feb- 
ruary, 1869. Mr. Clark wrote " For several years I was 
Chief Clerk in the Uncompahgre Indian Reservation ; 
the rest of my stay on the Reservation has been as a 
Trader carrying a fine stock of General Merchandise. 
I sometimes put an e on my name and sometimes not, 
you may use the e or not just as you see fit." He 
is now a " United States Licensed Indian Trader." 
He married in Uintah Indian Agency, or White Rocks, 
Utah, 4 June, 1895, Pearl, daughter of Hayden and 
Virginia (Yelton) Calvert, who are from Kentucky. Mr. 
Calvert has been an Indian trader at White Rocks for 
sixteen years. Hartford Geddings' has one child : 

i. Hayden Calvert'^ b. in Salt Lake City, 30 Apr. 
1896. 




PART II. 

JOHN* CLARK OF STRATHAM, N. H., EBENEZER* CLARK 

OF NEWBURY, MASS., STEPHEN* CLARK OF NEW- 

BURYPORT, MASS., DANIEL' CLARK OF 

BRENTWOOD, N. H., 




AND THEIR DESCENDANTS. 

aF John* and Ebenezer,* sons of Nathaniel' 
Clarke of Newbury, Mass., but Httle is 
known, not even the dates of their births, 
or when and where they died. The writer 
is inclined to think that there may be no descendants 
of the family name from either John* or Ebenezer.* 
What has been gathered concerning these men is 
printed in the hope that some day more will be known 
of them. The descendants of Stephen* Clark are well 
ascertained, and are included in this Part because they 
are few in number, and it is desirable to avoid un- 
necessary divisions of the book. 

John* (Nathaniel^') of Kingston and Stratham, 
N. H., was in the former town but a short time, and 
then removed to Stratham where he was a clothier. 
His mill is said to be .still standing. He was a mem- 
ber of the Baptist Church. He married in Newbury, 
21 April, 1738, Rooksby Greenleaf. Edmund and 



NATHANIEL CLARKE. 89 

Abigail (Somerby) Greenleaf of Newbury had a 

daughter Rooksby born in Newbury, 11 May, 17 13, 

and she was probably the one who married John Clark. 

The children of John and Rooksby, born in Stratham, 

were 

i. Rooksbys b. 18 May, 1739. 
ii. Johns b. 21 Jan. 1740/41. 

iii. Pauls b. 12 Dec. 1742, d. in Charlestown, N. H., 
27 Oct. 1763, and was buried in Stratham. 
1763 " Oct. 27 Paul Clark Died at Charlestown 
& brot home Dead." (See Deacon Samuel 
Lane's record of deaths published in the New 
England Historical and Genealogical Register 
for 1894.) 

Children of John Clark died in Stratham, 9 Septem- 
ber, 1743, II November, 1744, and 23 November, 
1744. 

Ebenezer^ (^Nathaniel^) of Newbury, now West 
Newbury, blacksmith, was baptized in Byfield Parish, 
II November, 1722. On i November, 1745, Benja- 
min Dole of Newbury sold to Ebenezer Clark of New- 
bury, blacksmith, thirteen acres of land. No wife 
released dower. 

(Ub. CI, fol. 2.) 

On 15 December, 1762, Ebenezer Clark of New- 
bury, blacksmith, sold for ^^19, 13^., 4//. to Nathaniel 
Bricket of Newbury six and one quarter acres in New- 
bury bounded ** Northerly by said Brickets own Land 
he purchased of John Greenleaf Esq' Easterly by 
Land formerly Nathaniel Clarks now in possession of 
me the Said Eben' Clark Southerly by a high way 
& Westerly partly by the Crane Neck Rocks or high 
Way & partly by my own Land where my Barn 



90 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Stands." Signed " Eben' Clark." Wife Susanna re- 
leased dower. (Ub. cxiv. foL 16.) 

On 3 April, 1769, " Abraham Adams Jun' of New- 
bury" sold for £2 to Ebenezer Clark of Newbury, 
blacksmith, two and one half acres of land in New- 
bury. (Ub. CXXVIII, fol. 152.) 

On 3 January, 1785, Ebenezer Clark of Newbury, 
blacksmith, sold for ;^30 to Amos Poor, Jr., of New- 
bury six acres of land in Newbury bounded " East- 
erly on the land of said Ebenezer." Witness Hannah 
Clark. Wife Susanna signed. (ub. cxuii. foi. 121.) 

The same day Ebenezer sold to Amos Poor, Jr., 
** three quarters of an acre of land with a blacksmith 
Shop Standing thereon lying in Newbury aforesaid & 
bounded as foUoweth Viz. Southwesterly on the high- 
way Northwesterly Northeasterly & Southeasterly on 
the land of said Amos and the land of Moses Poor." 
Witness Hannah Clark. (ub. cxliii, foi. 121.) 

On 19 September, 1788, Ebenezer Clark conveyed 
for ;^45 to ** my daughter Hannah Clark" "three 
fourths of all my land Situate in Newbury afores** upon 
the road leading from Pearsons Mills to Crane Neck 
hill so called together with three fourths of the build- 
ings Standing on said land, said land containing by 
estimation seven Acres be the same more or less & 
bounded as follows, northerly upon s** road easterly & 
southeasterly upon Josiah Bartlets land till it comes to 
land I sold to Amos Poor Junior of s** Newbury thence 
upon s'^ Poor till it comes to the aforementioned road." 
No wife signed. (Ub. cl, foi. 48.) 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 91 

On 30 June, 1789, Stephen Kent took a piece of 
land of Ebenezer Clark of Newbury under an execu- 
tion for a debt of ;^i3, 75., 4^. 

(Ub. CL, fol. 258.) 

On 24 July, 1789, Ebenezer sold to Hannah Clark 
" singlewoman " three acres of land joining that of 
Amos Poor, Jr., ** also all my Household furniture and 
all my personal estate." No wife signed. 

(Ub. CL. fol. 131.) 

In 1757 Ebenezer was a ** Training Soldier" under 
Lieut.-Col. Joseph Gerrish. 

Ebenezer married in Newbury, 1753, Susanna Perry. 
The children, born in Newbury, were 

i. Micah^ (or Michael) b. Dec. 1753, bapt. 27 Jan. 
1754. Presumably the Micah Clark who m. in 
Newbury, 15 Apr. 1779 (int. 6 Mar.), Abigail 
Jewell, both of Newbury ; Rev. David Toppan, 
D. D., officiated. The Newbury record of 
births calls the eldest son of Ebenezer^ Clark, 
Michael^ but the page is missing from the 
original book, and there is only a modern copy. 
According to a document in the possession of 
the Essex Institute, Michael Clark of Newbury 
was "In the Sarvice at Cambridge in the yeare 
'775'" (Joshua Coffin papers.) This service 
was with the army. 

ii. Sarahs b. 3 Sept. 1755. 

iii. Mollys b. 7 Sept. 1757, hapt. 11 Sept. 1757. 

iv. Susannas b. 6 Oct. 1760.^ bapt. 7 Oct. 1759. 

V. Hannahs b. 16 Feb. 1762. 

vi. Elizabeths b. 16 Feb. 1762. 
vii. Annes b. 6 Mar. 1764, bapt. 11 Mar. 1764. 
viii. Pauls b. 24 Apr. 1766, bapt. 11 May, 1766. 

ix. Johns b. 16 Apr. 1768, bapt. i May, 1768, d. 30 
Nov. 1768. 



92 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

X. Judiths b. Dec. 1769, bapt. 24 Dea 1769. 
xi. Moses5 bapt. 23 Oct. 1774. 

The baptisms were by Rev. Moses Parsons of the 
Byfield Parish. It is possible that Moses was the son 
of some other Ebenezer Clark ; there seems to be no 
further trace of him. If Moses belonged to this family 
it adds one to the children enumerated in the tables in 
the larger family history. 



STEPHEN CLARK OF NEWBURYPORT 
AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

Stephen* {Nathaniel^) of Newburyport, Mass., was 
a carpenter, and was born in Newbury, 9 June, 1723, 
and died in Newburyport, December, 1804, or 20 De- 
cember, 1803. He was in " Co" Gerrifh Company 
againft Cape Breton," according to a list of Newbury 
soldiers dated 28 April, 1746, and was a sergeant in 
Capt. Benaiah Young's company at Fort William 
Henry, 9 August, 1756, and 8 February, 1757, had 
served thirty-two weeks and two days. In 1757 he 
was in Capt. Richard Greenleaf's company, and his 
name is among those of Capt. Samuel Gerrish's com- 
pany, Col. Frye's regiment, who served in Nova Scotia 
after i January, 1760. 

(State Archives.) 

** Gun List Capt. Sam^ Gerrish's Company Reed of 
Cap' Sam" Gerrifli Sixty two Guns, as witness our 
Hands. Castle William April y* 28^ 1759." Stephen 
Clark was one of the signers. Coffin Papers, Vol. i, 
published in the Historical Collections of the Essex 
Institute, Vol. xxxv. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 93 

He married in Newbury, 26 March, 1 747 (intention 
28 February, 1746/7), Rebecca Watson, Rev. William 
Johnson officiating. 

The children, all born in Newbury, were 

2. i. Greenleafs b. 17 Oct. 1748, d. 4 (5) Dec. 1836. 

ii. Mercys b. 14 Apr. 1750. She was perhaps iden- 
tical with the Mary Clark of Newburyport who 
was " published " to Stephen Atkinson of New- 
bury, 1 5 Dec. 1 770, as the following births are 
recorded in Newbury as of children of Stephen 
and -^/^r(qy Atkinson : * i. Michael^ Atkinson 
b. 14 Feb. 1774. 2. Stephen^ Atkinson b. 6 July, 
1786. 3. Susannaf* Atkinson b. 21 June, 1791. 
iii. Rebeccas b. 19 Sept. 1752, d. in Newburyport, 
18 Nov. 1823 (.?). "Of dear old Aunt Becky 
I have very pleasant memories. A woman 
of much intelligence, of remarkable insight 
into character, a great reader of the Bible and 
Dr. Watts, and withal endowed with a rare 
and happy faculty of interesting the children, 
who gathered around her to hear the old, but 
ever new stories of the Revolution."! 

*The Essex Antiquarian for June, 1900, contains an Atkinson genealogy in 
which it is stated that Stephen Atkinson was bom in Newbury, 28 December, 
1 744, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Greenleaf) Atkinson, and that Stephen 
was a shipwright in Newbury. Also that his wife Mercy (Clark) was living in 
1791, but that in 1794 he married a second wife, and 3 May, 1797, administra- 
tion of his estate was granted. 15 December, 1770, is given as the date of the 
marriage of Stephen and Mercy, but that was apparently the date of publica- 
tion. In this periodical the children are given as follows : i. Elizabeth Green- 
leaf bom in Newbury, 28 June, 1771, married March, 1793, Thomas Pettingell 
of Newbury. 2. Michael bom in Newbury, 14 February, [1774], married 17 
April, i794f Joanna Lunt of Newbury, and had two children. 3. Molly bom 2 
May, 1776. 4. Parker bom 8 January, 1780; he lived in Newbury and was a 
chairmaker, and was drowned 31 August, 1799. (Newburyport town records.) 
5. Elizabeth Watson bom 2 June, 1784. 6. Stephen born 6 July, 1786. 7. 
Rebecca, a minor in 1799. 8. Susanna bom 21 June, 1791. 

t Letter of Mrs. Caroline Rebecca Kimball dated 30 March, 1883. 



94 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

iv. Judiths b. 27 Oct. 1754, bapt. 8 Nov. by Rev. 

Moses Parsons of the Byfield Parish. 
V. Eunice^ b. 27 Feb. 1759, m. Michael Atkinson 

of Newbury, and had children, 
vi. Susanna' b. 5 Aug. 1762. 

Greenleaf' was baptized by the Rev. John Tucker, 
D. D., of the First Church in Newbury, 23 October, 
1748, Mercy5 15 April, 1750, and Rebecca' 24 Sep- 
tember, 1752 (latter date new style). 



FIFTH GENERATION. 



GreenleaP {Stephen^) of Newbury port, was born in 
Newbury, 17 October, 1748, and died there 4 December, 
1836. He served in the Revolution, and 24 Decem- 
ber, 1776, was first lieutenant of a Newburyport com- 
pany of sixty-four men, commanded by Capt. Elias 
Davis, and was also an original member of the " Silver 
Grays," a noted military company. From the Bureau 
of Pensions the following facts have been obtained. 
Greenleaf Clark of Newburyport aged 83 applied for 
a pension 11 September, 1832. It was allowed for 
six months' actual service as a sergeant, three months 
and two days' service as a lieutenant, and one month 
and fifteen days' service as a captain in the Massachu- 
setts troops in the Revolutionary war. Part of the time 
he served under Capt. Elias Davis and Col. Timothy 
Pickering. In 1774 and 1808 Greenleaf was a surveyor 
of lumber. Mr. Clark entertained many prominent 
men at his house, among others, the Honorable Daniel 
Webster. Mr. George Woods, author of " Gates Wide 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 95 

Open," writing to the Newburyport Herald of March 
31, 1863, of the society there in the olden time, 
said : " Of those in society whom I then regarded as 
the loveliest of the lovely, were the daughters of Capt. 
Greenleaf Clark, on Federal Street, Anne and Susan 
and Sarah, sisters of Mrs. Capt. Salem Woodward, and 
Mrs. Capt. Samuel Swett, — all of them women of sur- 
passing beauty and culture." 

Greenleaf Clark ** Gentleman " made his will 27 June, 
1836, Parker Noyes, Esq., was named executor. 

He gave all his property, which included a house 
and land, to his wife for life, and provided for the dis- 
tribution at her decease. 

A declaration of the fact that he was a Revolution- 
ary pensioner is recorded with the will, and the date of 
his death is therein stated as 4 December, 1836. 

The inventory was taken 17 June, 1837, by John 
Moody, Jacob Stickney and Joseph Brainard, and 
enumerates about sixty-five books, two fire buckets 
valued at $ i , and a long list of other articles. 

GreenleaP owned pew number 132 in the North 
Church in Newburyport, and his descendants are pro- 
prietors of lots 52i and 195 in Oak Hill Cemetery in 
Newburyport. 

This fac-simile is from an autograph sent to the 
writer by one of the family. 



^^<^^^£t.^0^rA. 



His granddaughter, Mrs. Caroline Rebecca (Swett) 
Kimball, a most amiable and accomplished lady, wrote 
that the autograph was not in his ** best hand." 



96 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Some Interesting Fire Relics. 

J. G. Clark of i6 Beech street is the possessor of an interesting 
set of relics of ancient methods of fire fighting, in the shape of two 
old fire buckets and a big linen bag, all formerly owned in New- 
buryport by his great-grandfather. The buckets seem to be of 
rawhide, painted in dark colors. The leather is sewed with a coarse 
thread, and it is hard to see how in the old days of hand-work the 
sewing of such coarse material could have been done so well. 
The two buckets are inscribed with the motto *' Peace and liberty, 
G. Clark, 1784." Mr. Clark's father says that in Newburyport in 
the time to which these buckets date back about every one owned 
a few fire buckets, which were kept hung up in a convenient place 
in the homes of their owners. When the alarm of fire was given 
generally by the cry upon the streets and the ringing of the church 
bell, the people seized the buckets and hurried to the burning 
building. In addition to the fire equipment of every careful house- 
holder, was a bag to be used to carry goods out of buildings in 
danger. The one in the possession of Mr. Clark is about four feet 
deep, and half as wide when lying flat. It is of some coarse linen 
material, and into it were crowded all kinds of valuables of small 
size, and it is even said that babies have been carried out in this 
way. Capt. Greenleaf Clark, the original owner of these buckets, 
was an officer in the Revolutionary army. 

{Newburyport Evening Herald, Oct. 26, 1897 ; copied from the Springfield 

Republican^ 

" Stephen Clarke, father of Capt. Greenleaf Clarke, 
was a soldier in the Colonial wars 

" The fire buckets until recently have been in pos- 
session of Mrs. Margaret Noyes, of this city " [New- 
buryport] . 

He married i October, 1772 (intention recorded in 
Newburyport, 4 July), Eleanor White of Boston, born 
in Glasgow, Scotland, 18 July, 1750, died in Newbury- 
port, 8 September, 1840. His children, all born in 
Newburyport, were 

i. Rebecca^ b. 14 July, 1773, d. 4 Apr. 1777. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 97 

ii. Robert^ b. 20 Feb. 1775, d. 31 July, 1846. A 
cabinet maker in Newburyport, where he died. 
He was an original member of the "Silver 
Grays/' and was one of the committee to 
receive President Monroe, 12 July, 18 17. 
He m. in Newburyport, 2 Mar. 1800 — Rev. 
Daniel Dana, D. D., officiating — (int. 8 Feb.), 
Jane b. 17 Nov. 1769, d. June, 1848, dau. 
of William and Wilthen (Perkins) Stickney. 
Robert had no children, 
iii. Margaret More^ b. 27 Jan. 1777, d. 14 Apr. 1798. 

iv. Rebecca^ b. 23 July, 1779, d. Nov. 1822, ra. in 
Newburyport, 22 Dec. 1799, — Rev. Samuel 
Spring, D. D., officiating — (int. 7 Dec), Capt. 
Samuel Swett, who d. 8 Sept. 18 19, and had 
I. Margaret Clark' Swett b. 27 Sept. 1800, m. 
17 Dec. 1817, James Melvin of Georgetown, 
D. C, and had three children, of whom Rebecca 
Swett* Melvin b. in Georgetown, D. C, d. at 
the Hotel Brunswick in Boston, 12 May, 1901, 
aged 76 years, and was buried at Forest 
Hills. 2. Caroline Rebecca^ Swett b. 30 Sept. 
1802, d. in Portsmouth, N. H., 24 Feb. 1887, 
m. 4 Nov. 1828, David Kimball of Portsmouth, 
and had four children, viz. : i. Charles Wood- 
ward* Kimball b. 22 Nov. 1829, d. in Matamoras, 
Mexico, Sept. 1866. ii. Lucy Woodward* 
Kimball b. 16 Aug. 1832, m. in San Francisco, 
20 Feb. 1864, Robert Lewis Harris and had 
I. Mary Aubirfi Harris b. in San Francisco, 18 
Dec. 1864. 2. Edith Kimbalh Harris b. in 
Vallejo, Cal., 15 Oct. 1868. iii. Harriet Mc- 
Ewen* Kimball b. 2 Nov. 1834. iv. Caroline 
Parker* Kimball b. 22 Sept. 1836, m. 5 May, 
1859, Capt. George Albert Gerrish b. in South 
Berwick, Me., 6 Sept. 1834, d. in Chelsea, Mass., 
I Sept. 1866, and had i. Jeanie Austitfi Ger- 



98 NATHANIEL CLARKE 



risk b. in Chelsea, 20 May, 1861, m. 15 July, 
1889, John Pickard who is, or was a few years 
since, professor of Greek in Columbia, Mo. 2. 
Arthur Stewarts Gerrish b. in Portsmouth, 
N. H., 21 Aug. 1864, d. in Atchison, Kan., 12 
Mar. 1887. Mr. David Kimball was b. in 
Topsfield, Mass., 26 Feb. I799» and d. in 
Portsmouth, N. H., 20 Jan. 1885, where he 
had been a respected citizen for sixty- three 
years. He had seen seven generations of his 
family, including his great-grandparent. His 
great-grandmother lived to be over one hun- 
dred years old, and his mother died in 1879 
aged one hundred years and two months. 
Other members of this family have lived to a 
great age. Of Harriet McEwen* Kimball the 
Boston Herald of July 18, 1895, said, under 
the heading " A Deserved Tribute," 

It is not often that a prophet is honored in 
his own country', and among his own kith and kin, 
but the trustees of the Portsmouth Cottage Hospital 
in naming the western wing of the new building 
the Harriet McEwen Kimball Pavillion, have con- 
ferred an honor on their distinguished towns- 
woman that is richly deserved by one of the 
founders of the institution, and the fitness of which 
will be widely appreciated. Miss Kimball is chiefly 
known by her religious verse, which has found its 
way into all representative collections of American 
poetry, but in her home life she has never allowed 
her other engagements to interfere with the sick 
and suffering in old Portsmouth. 

The History of the Kimball Family, Vol. 
n, contains a portrait of David Kimball and 
one of his daughter Harriet McEwen® Kimball. 
Capt. George Albert Gerrish, who commanded 
the 1st New Hampshire Battery in the Civil 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 99 

war, died from exposure incident to the 
campaigns and from hardships in Libby Prison. 
He was a lawyer, and practiced in Boston. 
3. Samuel Swett b. 5 Oct. 1803, d. in George- 
town, D. C, 8 Sept. 1819.* 4. Ellen Maria'' 
Swett b. 8 Apr. 1809, d. in Newburyport, 4 
Dec. 1883, m. in Washington, D. C, 3 July, 

1839, Seth J. Todd of Washington, and had 
Thomas Gillis^Todd b. in Washington, 21 Aug. 

1840, d. in Newburyport, 4 Dec. 1896, m. 20 
June, 1867, Mary Anna Gushing b. 3 Mar. 

1844, d. 18 Nov. 1898. Children: i. Mary 
Lawrence Todd b. 15 May, 1868, m. 16 Oct. 

1890, William Andros Barron b. at White 
River Junction, Vt., 17 Apr. 1868, and has 
William Andros'** Barron b. 16 Dec. 1892 ; this 
family live in Newburyport. ii. Thomas Gillie 
Toddh, 23 Apr. 1871. iii. John Ctishing^ Todd 
b. II Jan. 1873. iv. Ellen Gillis'^ Todd b. 3 
June, 1874. 5. Lauraf Swett b. i Oct. 181 1, 
d. 9 Oct. 1822. 6. Horatio Nelson'' Swett b. 
16 Dec. 1812, d. in Portsmouth, N. H., 12 Oct. 
1864. 7. Susan Anne' Swett b. 12 Apr. 1817, 
d. 28 Mar. 1890, m. in Portsmouth, 4 Mar. 

1845, James Muir Stewart, — Rev. Rufus 
Wheelwright Clark officiating — and had four 
children : i. William^ Stewart b. in Alexandria, 
Va., Oct. 1845, d. in Richmond, Va., 2 Aug. 
i?47. ii. Caroline Kimball* Stewart b. in 
Alexandria, 17 Nov. 1849, ™« '^ Nov. 1874, 
Charles W. Rice of Cambridge, Mass., who d. 22 
Oct. 1876, leaving James Stewarts Rice b. i 
Feb. 1876. iii. Mary* Stewart b. in Alexan- 
dria, 17 July, 1851. iv. James McDonald* 

* It is singular if Capt. Samuel Swett and his son Samuel died the same 
day^ but it so appears in the record furnished. 



loo NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Stewart b. i8 Aug. 1854. Rev. Thomas B. 
Balch officiated at the marriage of Margaret C. 
Swett, Rev. John Proudfit, D. D., of the First 
Presbyterian Church in Newburyport, at that 
of Caroline R., and Rev. James Morss, D. D., 
at that of Ellen M., which took place in St. 
Paul's Church, Newburyport. Susan Anne 
Swett was b. in Georgetown, D. C, James M. 
Stewart was b. in Port Royal, Va., 11 Oct. 
181 1, d. in Washington, D. C, 21 Dec. 1890. 
3. V. Samuel^ b. 25 Oct. 1781, d. 19 Feb. 1865. 

vi. Eleanor^ b. 6 July, 1785, d. 1831, m. in Newbury- 
port, 22 Jan. 1806, — Rev. Samuel Spring, D. D., 
officiating — (int. 4 Jan.), Capt. Salem Wood- 
ward, then of Spencer, Mass., b. in Vermont. 
" Captain Salem Woodward of the East India 
Merchant Navy, died of yellow fever at Darien, 
Ga." Mrs. Charles R. Woodward of Carlisle, 
Pa., has a portrait of him. " It reveals a fine 
round head, handsome face, over which the 
hair falls in a frowsy fashion, as if blown upon 
by the breath of the sea. The form is in sit. 
ing posture with spy-glass in hand." Children : 
I. Greenleaff Woodward b. 18 Oct. 1806, d. 
1832. 2. Robert Clarke^ Woodxvardh. in New- 
buryport, Mass., 14 Mar. 1808, d. in Carlisle, 
Pa., 10 Aug. 1877, m. 14 Aug. 1838, Sarah 
Eleanor Spangler of York, Pa., and had five 
children, viz. : i. Ellen^ Woodward b. 14 Nov. 
1840, d. in Carlisle, Pa., 13 Feb. 1846. ii. 
George* Woodward b. 16 Mar. 1843, d. 26 Feb. 
1846. iii. Charles Rollins* Woodward b. 18 
Dec. 1844, d. 13 Mar. 1891, m. 7 Apr. 1870, 
Jessie Vaughan Elliot and had i. Robert 
Clarke"^ Woodward. 2. Florence Vaughan"^ 
Woodward. 3. Jessie Elliots Woodward, 4. 
Sarah Eleanor^ Woodward, 5. William Gra- 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. loi 

hanf^ Woodivard, 6. Charles Rollins^ Wood- 
ward d. young, iv. Robert Spangler* Wood- 
ward b. 19 June, 1849, d- 5 F^b. 1876. v. 
Florence* Woodward b. 10 May, 1852, m. 21 
Apr. 1874, James Hepburn Hargis, D. D. 
(Meth. Epis.), and bad L Sarofi Hargis b. in 
Carlisle, Pa., 5 June, 1875, d. in Gerroantown, 
Pa., 15 Sept. 1889. 2. Lucia CoU^ftatfi Hargis. 
3. Jessie Woodward^ Hargis. 4. Henry Whiter 
Hargis. Robert Clarke^ Woodward when a 
young man was a clerk on Mississippi, Cincin- 
nati and New Orleans steamboat lines, and in 
1 849 was one of the California pioneers. Later 
he lived in York, Pa., where he was chief bur- 
gess, and September, 1851, removed to Carlisle, 
and was in the grain and commission busi- 
ness. He was a trustee of Dickinson College, 
bank director, elder in the First Presbyterian 
Church, where there is a memorial window 
bearing his name, and was a prosperous and 
prominent citizen. His wife's name is also 
on the window. The record of his children 
and grandchildren was sent the writer by his 
daughter Florence,* wife of Rev. James Hep- 
burn Hargis, D. D. Mrs. Hargis from child- 
hood excelled in music. She resided in Rome 
from 1883 ^o 1885 where her husband was 
acting superintendent of the missions of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church in Italy. Charles 
Rollins* Woodward succeded his father in bus- 
iness. 3. George Washington'' Woodward b. 
i8ii, d. in Cincinnati, O., 2 Jan. 1879, unmar- 
ried. 4. Lucia Ann'' Woodward b. Apr. 18 14, 
d. in Cincinnati, 24 Jan. 18841 m. 1833, John 
W. Coleman of Cincinnati, and had L Alice* 
Coleman d. in infancy, ii. John W.* Coleman, 
iii. Charles Jerome* Coleman, who is a pro- 



I02 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

fessor of music. Mrs. Coleman after the death 
of her daughter became a Catholia She is 
described as a handsome and graceful woman. 
5. Charles Rollins'' Woodward^ at sea about 
1828. 

vii. Sarah White^ b. 3 Oct. 1787, d. 10 June, 1879, 
unmarried. 

viii. Susan Greenleaf^ b. 22 Sept. 1789, d. 25 (20) 
Oct. 1877, unmarried. She and her sister 
Sarah died in Newbur)rport. 

ix. Anne^ b. s July, 1792, d. 13 Apr. 1868, m. in 
Newburyport, 24 Jan. 1828, — Rev. John Proud- 
fit, D. D., officiating, — Parker Noyes, A. M., of 
Salisbury, N. H., b. in South Hampton, N. H., 
18 Nov. 1776, d. in Franklin, N. H., 18 Aug. 
1852, graduated at Dartmouth College in 1796, 
and was an eminent lawyer. He was son of 
Rev. Nathaniel and Sarah (Noyes) Noyes. 
Child : A7ine Parker' Noyes^ who d. young. 
X. William^ b. 5 Feb. 1795, d. 5 Nov. 1795. 

In the Newburyport record of births Sarah W., is 
called Sally y Susan G., Susanna, and Anne, Nancy. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 



Samuel^ (^Greenleaf^) of Newburyport, Mass., was 
born there 25 October, 1781, and died there 19 Feb- 
ruary, 1865. He was a cabinet maker, and was sta- 
tioned at Plum Island in the war of 181 2 ; married in 
Newburyport, i August, 1804, — Rev. Samuel Spring, 
D. D., officiating, — Abigail Goodhue, born in New- 
buryport, 18 February, 1783, died 27 March, 1864. 
She is said to have been daughter of Hezekiah and 
Sarah (Stanwood) Goodhue. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 103 

The children, all born in Newburyport, were 

i. Sarauel7 b. 13 July, 1805, d. 20 July, 1805. 

ii. Sarah Goodhue' b. 7 July, 1806, d. i Dec. 1834, 
m. in Newburyport, 29 Apr. 1828, William 
Richardson of Hadley, Mass., b. in Spring- 
field, 12 Oct. 1806, d. 27 Jan. 1879, son of John 
Barnard and Mabel (Wolcott) Richardson. 
Children : i. Sarah Wolcotfi Richardson b. 8 
Mar. 1829, m. 18 Apr. 1849, Austin Spencer 
Pease of Springfield, Mass., who d. 15 Dec. 
1886. Children : i. Artemisia Anna' Pease b. 
10 Apr. 1850. She lives in Springfield, and 
has rendered valuable assistance in the pre- 
paration of the record of this branch of the 
family, ii. Louis Austin' Pease b. 6 July, 
1852, m. 31 Oct. 1883, Ada Armstrong Win- 
chester of Springfield, is an architect and civil 
engineer at Colorado Springs, Col., and has, 
born there, i. Winifred Chester*"^ Pease b. i 
Aug. 1884. 2. Katherifte^'' Pease b. 6 July, 
1894. iii. Clara Alice' Pease b. 19 Apr. 1856. 
iv. Sarah Louisa' Pease b. i Jan. 1862, m. 7 
Oct. 1885, Herbert Comings Hastings and had 

1. Roger WolcoW"* Hastings b. 27 Jan. 1887. 

2. Alfred Hathaway^"" Hastings b. 18 Oct. 1888. 

3. Dorothy^"" Hastings b. 17 Jan. 1893. 4. 
Louis Pease^"" Hastings b. 24 Sept. 1896. 
Roger and Alfred were born in Fitchburg, and 
their sisters in Springfield. All the children 
of Austin S. Pease were born in Springfield 
except Sarah L. who was born in Dalton. 2. 
Harriet Rebeccofi Rictiardson b. 17 Jan, 1831. 
3. Martha Jan^ Richardson b. 15 Jan. 1833, 
d. 26 Sept. 1835. All born in Hadley, as were 
three of their half sisters. 

iii. Rebecca Swett^ b. 22 Mar. 1808, d. 17 May, 1867, 
m. in Newburyport, i Feb. 183 1, Capt. Charles 



I04 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Marsh of Newburyport, who d. i8 July, 1867. 
He was commander of the brig "Ark," one 
of the first vessels that went to the California 
coast in 1849. They had Laura Swetfi Marsh 
d. 28 Sept. 1 87 1, aged 39. 
iv. Jane Stickney^ b. 17 Feb. 1810, d. in Newbury- 
port, 26 Sept. 1894, m. 25 Dec. 1866, Daniel 

Merrill of Rowley, Mass., b. 1792, d. . 

V. Anne White^ b. 25 Nov. 1812, d. in Ipswich, 27 
Aug. 1890, m. Frederick Mitchell of Ipswich, 
Mass. No children. 
4. vi. Greenleaf7 b. 29 Dec. 18 13. 

vii. Lucy Caldwell^ b. 5 Jan. 18 16, d. in Hadley, 28 
June, 1890, m. in Newburyport, 24 Nov. 1835, 
William Richardson of Hadley, whose first 
wife was Sarah Goodhue^ Clark. Children : i. 
Lucy Anr^ Richardson b. 2 Dec. 1836. 2. 
Mabel Louisa^ Richardson b. 15 Jan. 184 1, d. 
in Springfield, 26 May, 1898. 3. Abby Claris 
Richardson b. 2 Sept. 1844, m. 24 Nov. 1864, 
Charles Stiles Thayer of Hadley, who d. there 
26 Aug. 1901, and had, all born in Hadley, i. 
Henry Richardson' Thayer, b. 21 Mar. 1873, 
m. 27 Mar. 1896, Adeline Champney of Had- 
ley, and has Hugo Kenneth'' Tfiayer b. 2 Nov. 
1898. ii and iii. Lucy Clarke' Thayer and 
Laura Stiles' Thayer b. 15 June, 1878. iv. 
Charles Hiram' Thayer b. 16 Sept. 1884. v. 
Richard Pomeroy Thayer b. 21 Dec. 1886. 4. 
Mary Davis^ Richardson b. in Easthampton, 
Mass., 21 July, 1848, d. in Hadley, 27 Oct. 
1867. 
viii. Margaret Melvin7 b. 8 Apr. 1818, m. i Dec. 1843, 
Charles Noyes of Newbury, Mass., b. there 23 
Oct. 1812, d. there 23 Aug. 1893, and had i. 
C/uirlcs Mclvin^ Noyes b. 2 Dec. 1844, m. 28 
Aug. 1865, Margaret Boyd Wallace b. 20 July, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 105 

1847, of Maryfield-by-Dundee, Scotland, and 
had Charles Wallace^ Noyes b. 17 Nov. 1867, 
d. 27 Dec. 1867. 2. Isabel Clarke Noyes b. 
15 Nov. 1846. 3. Samuel Clarki^ Noyes b. 28 
Dec. 1850, d. 22 June, 1897. 

ix. Ellen Whiter b. 15 (13) Mar. 1820, d. in New 
York, 13 July, 1893, m. in Newburyport, 28 
June, 1847, Hosea Treat Crofoot of Middle- 
town, Conn. (?), b. 19 Dec. 18 19 (10 Jan. 1820), 
d. 15 Feb. 1882, son of Ira and Betsey Crofoot, 
and had i. Ellcfi Crofoot b. 15 Apr. 1848, m. 
15 Apr. 1870, Charles Warland Clapp of Bos- 
ton, and has i. Arthur Warland^ Clapp b. 29 
Oct. 1871. ii. Helen Fisk' Clapp b. 29 Jan. 
1880. 2. Charles Marsh? Crofoot b. 18 May, 
185 1, d. in Boston, 7 Mar. 1894, m. his cousin, 
Annie Elizabeth^ Clarke. (See p. 107.) 
X. Martha Caldwell^ b. 15 Jan. 1822, d. 21 July, 
1822. 

xi. Martha Allen^ b. 19 Dec. 1823. 

xii. Harriet Richardson^ b. 2 Aug. 1828, d. 18 Jan. 
1886. 

According to the town record Anne' had no middle 
name, and Ellen White' was born 1 5 March. 

The Rev. Luther Fraseur Dimmick officiated at the 
marriages of Sarah Goodhue' Clark, Rebecca Swett' 
Clark and Lucy Caldwell' Clark. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 

4 

Greenleaf' (Samuel^) of Boston, was bom in New- 
buryport, 29 December, 18 13. He graduated at the 
Newburyport High School, entered the office of the 
Newburyport Herald at the age of fourteen, and re- 



io6 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

mained seven years. He was editor and proprietor 
of the Newburypart Courier during Whig times, a 
paper widely read in Eastern Massachusetts and noted 
for its handsome and correct typography. The Honor- 
able Caleb Gushing, LL. D., George Lunt and others 
contributed to its columns, and the Courier played an 
active part in the controversies of the period. Mr. 
Glarke was connected with the Boston Transcript for 
more than thirty years. On 14 May, 1896, he gave an 
address before the Franklin Typographical Society in 
Boston on the subject of " Printers of the Old Days." 

He married in Newburyport, 13 October, 1835, Sarah 
Poor, born 17 December, 181 7, died 21 April, 1865, 
daughter of Major John and Sophia (Jaques) Ladd of 
Haverhill, Mass. The Rev. Nathaniel Williams offi- 
ciated at the marriage of Greenleaf Glarke and Sarah 
Poor Ladd. Mr. Glarke married secondly, 21 May, 
1 87 1, Mrs. Sarah M. Smart of Boston, daughter of 
Gapt. Thompson Murch of Hampden, Me., and sister 
of Thompson H. Murch, M. G. The children, born 
in Newburyport, were 

5. i. Judson GreenleaP b. 18 Jan. 1837, d. 29 Apr. 

1900. 
ii. Isabella Thompson® b. Sept. 1839, d. 27 Dec. 
1842. 

6. iii. Irving® b. 11 Mar. 1841. 

iv. Son® b. 25 Mar. 1842, d. 28 May, 1843. (Town 
records.) 

7. V. Leverett Crofoot® b. 22 May, 1844. 

vi. Emily® b. 3 June, 1847, m. 30 June, 1870, Capt. 
William H. Clark of Charlestown, Mass., b. in 
Cooper, Me., Apr. 1839, d. in Boston, 28 Feb. 
1886, son of Moses N. and Harriet L. Clark, 
but had no children. Capt. Clark was for 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 107 

many years prominently connected with tow- 
boat interests, and was highly respected, 
vii. Annie Elizabeth* b. 10 Sept. 1848, d. in Boston, 
25 Sept. 1889, m. in Newburyport, 5 Dec. 
1876, her cousin, Charles Marsh* Crofoot of 
Boston, and had Oiarles Evelyrt^ Crofoot b. in 
Newburyport, 10 Aug. 1878. (See p. 105.) 
viii. Warren* b. 31 Dec. 1854. 
ix. Son* b. 14 Feb. 1857, d. 14 Aug. 1857. 

EIGHTH GENERATION. 

6 

Judson Greenleaf* (^Greenleaf^) of Springfield, Mass., 
was born in Newburyport, 18 January, 1837, ^"^ ^^^ 
29 April, 1900. He was manager of the Union Mutual 
Life Insurance Company for Western Massachusetts, 
Rhode Island and Connecticut. He married in New- 
buryport, 10 April, 1859, Sarah E., born there 1838, 
died in Charlestown, 1862, daughter of Benjamin and 
Mary Coffin of Newburyport. He married secondly, in 
Bowdoinham, Me., 4 September, 1865, Alice Mary, 
born there 1843, ^^^^ ^^ Charlestown, 29 April, 1879 
(death recorded in Newburyport), daughter of Thad- 
deus and Charlotte McFarland. Judson Greenleaf 
Clark married thirdly, in Springfield, 8 March, 1888, 
Alice I. Coates, born in Holyoke, Mass., widow of 
Charles H. Coates, and daughter of Enos and Sophia 
Allen. Children : 

i. Caroline Judson^ b. 13 Aug. i860, d. in Littleton, 
N. H., 14 Oct. 189s, m. 5 Jan. 1881, George Ray- 
mond Armstrong of Springfield, Mass., b. in 
Fletcher, Vt, 22 Nov. 185 1, son of Reuben and 
Mary (Butler) Armstrong. Children, all born 
in Springfield: i. Alda Lillian^^ Armstrong h. 



io8 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

8 Apr. 1882. 2. Helen Marie^ Armstrong b. 
12 July, 1883. 3. Carrie Claris'' Armstrong 
b. 30 Nov. 1884. 4. Alice Narma^^ Armstrong 
b. 24 May, 1886. 5. Marjorie Parker^ Arm- 
strong h, 12 Aug. 1891. 6. George Raymond"' 
Armstrong h. 24 Mar. 1894. This family live 
in Littleton, N. H. 

ii. Howard Irving^ b. 1866, d. 10 Jan. iSqi, m. 28 
Sept. 1887, Isabella Goodacre of Hartford, 
Conn. Child : Mildred Elizabeth^'' b. 28 June 
1888. 

iii. Gertrude Alice^ b. 17 Jan. 1868, d. 5 Sept. 
1868. 

iv. Waldo Ernest^ b. 28 Sept. 1869, m. 2 Dec. 1898, 
Kathleen E. Bartlett. 

v. Gertrude Alice' b. 4 Apr. 1871. 

vi. Isabel Noyes' b. 18 Jan. 1874, m. 30 Jan. 1902, 
Robert FitzGerald of Schenectady, N. Y, 

Caroline was born in Newburyport and the younger 
children in Charlestown. 

6 

Irving^ {Greenleaf) of Boston, was born in New- 
buryport, II March, 1841. In the Civil war he was a 
non-commissioned officer of company H, 27th regi- 
ment, Mass. Vols., and while attached to Hickman's 
brigade, under General Butler, he was taken prisoner 
at Drury's Bluff, 16 May, 1864, and removed to Belle 
Isle, thence to Salisbury, N. C, and from there to 
Charlotte, S. C, and later to Andersonville, from which 
he made his escape after suffering the horrors of that 
prison for eleven months. At the same battle in which 
he was taken prisoner, he had a ring shot from his left 
hand without his receiving injury. He has been mar- 
ried twice, but has no children. He married secondly, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 109 

in Boston, 10 February, 1877, Catharine A., born in 
St. John, New Brunswick, 1846, daughter of Christo- 
pher and Sarah Johnson. 

7 

Leverett Crofoot* {GreenUaf') of Boston, was born 
in Newburyport, 22 May, 1844. He writes his name 
Leverett Clarke. He is, or was, with the New York 
Life Insurance Company. He enlisted September, 
1862, and was in company H, 27th regiment, Mass. 
Vols., and was attached to the i8th Corps of the Army 
of the Potomac. On the first day of the battle of the 
Wilderness, May, 1864, ^^ was wounded in the right 
arm, and the bullet has never been removed. He was 
in the hospitals at David's Island, N. Y., Readville, 
Mass., and Gallup's Island, Boston harbor ; rejoined 
his regiment at Newbeme, N. C, and was slightly 
wounded and taken prisoner March, 1865, at South- 
west Creek, N. C, removed to Goldsborough by rail, 
and thence on foot to Richmond, Va., being conducted 
for one hundred miles on the ties of the Richmond & 
Danville railroad under a guard of Georgia militia, and 
was in Libby prison ten weeks. Once when hard 
pressed the colors came into his charge, and in order 
to preserve them from the enemy he buried them in 
the sand together with the colors of a Connecticut 
regiment. This flag is now at the State House. He 
was in some of the most severe battles of the war. 
He married 19 August, 1870, Rose G. Seavey of Ban- 
gor, Me. His children, bom in Charlestown, were 

L Wallace Roland^ b. 25 Dec. 1871. 
ii. Frank Leverett' b. 14 Oct. 1877, d. 16 Mar. 
1885. 



iio NATHANIEL CLARKE 



DANIEL CLARK OF BRENTWOOD, N. H., 
AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

DanieP {Nathaniel^) was born in Newbury, 1 5 Sep- 
tember, 1726, baptized in Byfield Parish, 18 Septem- 
ber, 1726; said by Robert Clark of Newburyport to 
have lived in Brentwood, N. H., and this statement is 
confirmed by the following deeds on record in Exeter, 
N. H. 

On 21 June, 1751, Biley Hardy of Brentwood sold 
to Daniel Clark of Brentwood, carpenter, one and one- 
half acres of land in Brentwood on the road to Exeter. 

On 21 June, 1751, Joseph Wadleigh of Brentwood 
sold to Daniel Clark of Brentwood, carpenter, two 
parcels of land, viz. : three acres in Kingston, on the 
south side of the road to Exeter, and thirty-one rods 
in Brentwood, on the north side of the road. 

On 23 March, 1 760, Joseph Wadleigh sold to Daniel 
Clark of Brentwood, '' maltster," three acres of land in 
Kingston. 

Administration {dates not stated in the abstracts sent 
the writer) on the estate of Daniel Clark late of Brent- 
wood, ** gent" " was granted to his widow, Abigail, who 
gave bond with Joseph Wadleigh and Nathaniel Stev- 
ens, both of Brentwood, as sureties. The inventory 
included house, barn, malt house, and six and one-half 
acres of land. The appraisers were Robert Smith, 
Isaac Sanborn and John Lj^ord. 

Among those who had claims against the estate were 
Moses Clark, Elisha Hook and Betty Clark. On i 
January, 1786, the town of Brentwood paid Daniel 
Clark for *' old pound " 8 shillings. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. iii 

Daniel Clark of Exeter married in Hampton Falls, 
N. H., 28 December, 1748 (Brentwood records, 29 
December), Sarah, born 29 September, 1721, baptized 
3 December, 1721, (Hampton Falls church records), 
daughter of Caleb and Hannah Swain of Hampton 
Falls. Caleb Swain mentioned Sarah in his will dated 
II April, 1753, proved 25 May, 1757. Sarah died and 
Daniel married secondly, Abigail . 

He was presumably the Daniel Clark who signed 
the Association Test in Brentwood in 1776. 

His children were 

i. Moses^ b. 9 Dec. 1749. Perhaps lived in San- 
down, N. H., and was father of Moses^^ '99\io m. 
Rachel b. 18 July, 1780, dau. of Abraham and 
Rachel (Elkins) Hooke (a cousin of Moses^ 
Hooke) and had an only child, Mary,^ who m. 
Eben Hoyt. The inventory of Moses Clark of 
Sandown was filed 11 April, 1827, and the pro- 
bate papers prove that he left an only child, 
Mary, a minor, 
ii. Nathaniel* b. 4 Mar. 1752. "Nath* Clark, cord- 
wainer, aged 23, of Brintwood," enlisted 25 
May, 1775, in Capt. Philip Tilton's company, 
Col. Enoch Poor's regiment, (3d) N. H., and i 
August, Nathaniel Clarke was in the same 
company. In November, 1776, "Nathel" 
Clarke of Salem, N. H., was in Capt. Norris's 
company. Col. Josiah Bartlett's regiment, and 
enlisted for the war. On 10 January, 1778, 
Nath Clark of New Salem (Salem), was missing 
from the same company. This roll was dated 
at Valley Forge, and there were many absen- 
tees from the " 2^ Batt°," Col. Nathan Hale. 
Clark was described as 21 years of age, 5 feet, 
8 inches in height, complexion dark, hair black, 



1 12 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

eyes black. " Where left H. Town." Probably 
the Nathaniel who signed the Association Test 
in Brentwood, 1776, was identical with Nathan - 
iel^. Samuel also signed. Child : i. Afar/* 

b. ^ d. 15 Oct. 1865, aged 82 yrs., 8 mos., and 

is buried in Kingston, N. H. (gravestone), m. 
Caleb Long, who d. 23 Sept. 1843, aged 79 yrs., 
8 mos. (same stone). They had Clarke^ Long, 
who had a son Charted Long. 

iii. Sarahs b. 9 Feb. 1754, d. 11 Mar. 1808, m. 25 
Mar. 1773, Capt. Elisha Hooke of Poplin, now 
Fremont, N. H., who was b. 18 Nov. 1747, d. 
22 Feb. 183 1, and had i. JacoV" Hooke b. 5 
Jan. 1774, d. 3 Mar. 1834, m. 15 Oct. 1798, 
Sarah Brown Elkins of Poplin, who d. 3 Aug. 
1837. 2. Mose^ Hooke b. 19 Apr. 1777, d. 2 
Apr. 1872, m. 15 Mar. 1803, Ruth Stuart of 
Kingston, who d. 6 Apr. 1872, and had i. 
Moses^ Hooke. ii. Daniel Clark^ Hooke. iii. 
Horace Hubbard^ Hooke. iv. Ruth Stuart^ 
Hooke. V. Sarah Hubbard^ Hooke, who was 
the mother of Charles Henr/ Preston, 3. 
Saraffi Hooke b. 4 Aug. 1782, d. 23 Jan. 1865, 
m. 16 Apr. 1803, Reuben Hooke of Hawke, 
now Danville, N. H., who d. 7 May, 1819. 

iv. Bettys b. 4 Mar. 1756. 

V. Marys b. 27 May, 1758. Called Molley in the 
Brentwood town records, and the date of her 
birth is said to be there given as 26 May. She 
m. Jonathan Sleeper b. 28 Jan. 1754, d. 4 Sept. 
181 1. They had Anncf" Sleeper b. Oct 1798, 

m. Wadleigh. The above is from an old 

Bible in the possession of Henry French of 
Kingston, N. H., who is a grandson of Anna^ 
(Sleeper) Wadleigh. (Letter of Charles H. 
Preston of Danvers, 9 December, 1898.) All 
information as to Daniel Clark's family has 



ANI} ffIS DESCENDANTS. 



113 



been supplied by Mr. Preston, who has ob- 
tained the record of the family contained in 
Brentwood town books, 
vi. Tamasins b. 27 Oct. 176a She is called " Tam- 
sin " in the Brentwood records. 





PART III. 



NATHANIEL CLARK OF HAVERHILL, MASS., 
AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 



g]ATHANIEL* {NatAaniei^) of Haverhill, Mass., 
was bom in Newbury, 1728, and died in 
Haverhill, 7 (5 on gravestone) November, 
1805 ; a farmer. On 18 April, 1757, he was 
a member of the second company of foot. Major Richard 
Saltonstall, captain. From " A Muster roll of the Com- 
pany under command of Cap' Joseph Eaton in CoI° 
Johnson's Reg' of Militia which marched on the Alarm 
April 19* 1775 from y" Town of Haverhill to Cam- 
bridge," it appears that Nathaniel Clark was a member 
of this company, and entitled to pay for 70 miles' travel, 
and 2^ days' service. 

(State Archives " Lexington Alann," Vol. XII, p. 9a.) 

He evidently did all in his power to further the 
cause of the Revolution by loaning money to the town 
on several occasions (23 August, 1779, ;^24 was due 



NATHANIEL CLARKE. 115 

to him), and by serving in 1780 on the committee to 
collect clothing for the army. 

On 20 January, 1762, Daniel Bradley of Haverhill 
sold to Nathaniel Clark of Haverhill twenty-seven and 
one-half acres of land in Haverhill with buildings. 

(Lib. CXX. fol. 9.) 

On 28 April, 1763, Nehemiah Jewett of Rowley sold 
to Nathaniel Clark of Haverhill, cordwainer, four and 
three-quarters acres of land in Haverhill. 

(Lib. CXVIII, fol. 158.) 

Copy of Nathaniel Clark's will from the original in 
the Essex County Probate files. 

In the Name of God, Amen. I Nathaniel Clark of Haver- 
hill, in y? County of Efsex, & Commonwealth of Mafsa- 
chufetts, Yeoman, taking into Confideration my Mortality, 
knowing yl it is appoint — all Men once to die, do make & 
ordain this my laft Will & Teftament. And firft of all I give 
my body to the duft, to be buried in a decent Manner at 
y? Difcretion of my Executor hereafter named ; & my Soul 
unto that God who gave it, in hopes, through Grace of a Re- 
union of Soul & Body jointly to participate in a better Life. 
And touching such worldly Eftate wherewith it hath pleafed 
God to blefs me, I give & difpofe of the same in y« following 
Manner viz. 

Imf^ — I give to my well beloved Wife, Mary Clark, all my 
Houfehold Furniture as her own Property forever ; alfo 
one quarter Part of y^ yearly income of my Farm & 
Stock, free of all expence, during her natural Life, to be 
faith fully delivered to her by my Executor ; & do here- 
by order, that, if required, my Executor shall give Bonds 
at any time to my Wife, to her Satiffaction, for the faith- 
ful fulfilment of this Article. 



ii6 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Item — I give to my Son David one hundred & twenty five 
Dollars, with lawful intereft for y? Same from y? prefent 
date till paid. 

Item — I give to my Son Nathaniel one Hundred & twenty 
five Dollars, with lawful intreft for y1 same from April 
y? thirteenth one thoufand Seven Hundred & ninety 
Seven till paid. 

Item — I give to my Son Theodore one Hundred & twenty 
five Dollars, with lawful intreft for the same from April 
y« thirteenth one thoufand Seven Hundred & Ninety 
eight untill paid. 

Item — I give to my Son Greenleaf one Hundred & twenty 
five Dollars, payable to him by my Executor when he 
shall come to y? Age of twenty one years, with lawful 
intreft upon delays. 

Item — I give to my Daughter Morfe, & Daughter Prefcutt, 
in Addition to what I have already given them two Dol- 
lars each, payable in one year after my Deceafe. 

Item — I give to Nathaniel Hafsaltine, Son of my Daughter 
Sufannah Hafsaltine, deceafed, four Dollars payable in 
one year after ray Deceafe. 

Item — I give all my personal Eftate, of whatever Name or 
Nature, excepting what has been above difpofed of» to 
my five Sons, above named including my Executor to be 
equally divided between them. 

Item — I give to my Son Mofes all my real Eftate, confifting 
of Lands and Buildings, referving y? Improvements of 
one half of y? Houfe & Cellar to my Wife during her 
natural Life, upon Condition that He the 
Said Mofes shall fulfil y^ firft Article of this Bequeath- 
ment, pay all my juft & honeft Debts, & be at y? Ex- 
pence of giving me a decent Burial. 

Item I do alfo hereby conftitute & appoint my Son Mofes 
my only Executor of this my Will & Teftament, & do 
pronounce & declare this to be my laft Will & Tefta- 
ment ; in witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
& Seal, this thirteenth day of April one thoufand Seven 
Hundred & Ninety Six. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 117 

N. B. The interlining was before y? enfealing hereof. 
Signed sealed pre ^ ^^ ^ ^/ A 

nounced & declared A/cin^ 0^1^!% M [^^^^7% 
by him y? said ^'^ \-^ / V. 

Nathaniel Clark to be his laft Will & f^ 

Testament in Prefence of us \^^^ 

BENjf Kimball Admitted to probate 

Saml. Eaton 2 December, 1805, 

Phineas Adams " S. Holten." 

There is no inventory on file, but a receipt for lega- 
cies, dated 10 November, 1805, signed by David, 
Nathaniel, Theodore and Greenleaf Clark. 

The following are fac-similes of the signatures of 
three of these brothers. That of Theodore, which will 
appear later in this book, is from a different document, 
and the cut had been made before the writer discov- 
ered this receipt. 






The record states that the real estate was valued at 
$2132, and the personal property at $775.57, and pre- 
sumably an inventory was made. 

The farm of Nathaniel* included the land now oc- 
cupied by the Hill Dale Cemetery, and the house is 
about one mile and a half in a direct line from the 
Haverhill city hall, in the direction of the West Parish, 
with which he and his family were connected. The 



ii8 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

view of the house, on the opposite page, shows it as 
it is now, with its large chimney gone. In this house 
Nathaniel lived, and later it is said to have been the 
home of his son Moses.* From 1660-94 the farm be- 
longed to Stephen Webster. In the Second burying- 
ground of the West Parish are seven slate gravestones 
in a row, all in good condition, with footstones. Be- 
ginning with the northerly stone the inscriptions are 
as follows : 

(Willow and urn.) 
In memory of\ MEHITABLE K. CLARK, | Who died | Aug. 17, 1851 ; | 

Aged 39 yre. 
F. A. Brown [engraver or maker]. 

(Urn.) 
Mr. Paul Clark | departed this lifey \ November 20tA 1789, | yEtat. 22. 

(Urn.) 
IN I Memory of | Mr. Nathaniel Clark, | who died | Nov. 5, 1805, | Mi, 77. 

(Willow and urn.) 

SACRED I to the memory of | Mrs. Mary Clark | lVt/eo/\ Afr. Nathaniel 

C/ark, I who died June 13, 181 7. | Mi. 84. 

(Willow and urn.) 
Mrs. I MARY | wife of \ Mr. Moses Clarhj \ died Aug. t6i tSig. \ Mi. 40. 

(Willow and urn.) 

IN I Memory of | MOSES CLARK, | Who died | Sep. 28, 1840, | Mi. 70. 

B. Day. Lowell. 

(Willow and urn.) 

HANNAH E. I Wife of\ MOSES CLARK, | Died | June 23, 1856, | 

Aged 71 yrs. 

This graveyard was laid out in 1786. Nathaniel and 
his wife became members of the West Church 6 De- 
cember, 1772. He married in Bradford, Mass., 18 
February, 1753, Mary, born 8 October, 1733, died in 
Haverhill, 13 June, 1817 (see gravestone) , daughter of 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 119 

David and Dorcas (Gage) Hardy of Bradford. David 
Hardy was son of Joseph and Mary (Burbank) Hardy, 
and grandson of John Hardy, who with his brother 
William came to New England in the family of Gover- 
nor Winthrop, and was assigned land in Ipswich by 
him, but not liking the place removed to East Bradford, 
and lived on the site where the Marden house now is. 
Mary Burbank was granddaughter of John Burbank, an 
early settler in Rowley. 

Dorcas Gage was daughter of Samuel and Mary 
(Watson) Gage, and granddaughter of Daniel and 
Sarah (Kimball) Gage ; Daniel's father was Sergeant 
John Gage of Rowley. Sarah (Kimball) Gage was a 
daughter of Henry Kimball of Rattlesden, Suffolk, 
England, later of Ipswich and Wenham, Mass., grand- 
daughter of Richard Kimball of Rattlesden and his 
wife Ursula, daughter of Henry Scott of that place, 
and she (Sarah) was also a granddaughter of John 
Wyatt of Ipswich, Mass., whose daughter, Mary, mar- 
ried 1640 Henry Kimball. It is known that the wife of 
Henry Scott was Martha Whotlock. 

The children of Nathaniel, all born in Haverhill, were 

2. i. David* b. 27 Nov. 1755, d. 16 Mar. 1833. 

ii. Sarahs b. , d. in Westmoreland, N. H., m. 

Nathan Morse of Sandwich, N. H., b. 10 Sept. 
175 1, son of Nathan and Mehitable (Emery) 
Morse, and had i. Benjamitif' Morse m. Joanna 
Thresher and had seven children. 2. Saratfi 
Morse b. 6 July, 1786, m. 18 July, 1806, Henry 
Currier b. 18 Jan. 1780, moved to Magog, 
Stanstead Co., Province of Quebec, and bad 

nine children. 3. Daughter* Morse m. 

Mason. 4. Susan^ Morse m. Ebenezer Cram, 
a merchant of Portland, Me. 



lao NATHANIEL CLARKE 

iii. Susannas b. 3 Apr. 1758, d. prior to 13 Apr. 1796, 
m. 24 Nov. 1777, Richard Hazeltine, who d. in 
Orford, N. H., son of James and Rebecca 
(Milliken) Hazeltine of Bradford, Mass., and 
bad I. Rebecca Claris Hazeltine b. 4 Mar. 
1779, m. Ichabod Eaton of Hopkinton, N. H. 
2. Nathaniel^ Hazeltine b. 14 Jan. 1781, of 
Orford. 3. Susanncfi Hazeltine b. 5 May, 1783, 
m. Menill Hines of Hopkinton. 4. Jamesf* 

Hazeltine^ b. , who was a physician in 

Lowell. There were other children. 

iv. Nathaniels b. ^ d. young. 

V. Marys b. 10 Mar. 1762, d. 25 Nov. 1843, m. 
Joshua Prescott of Holderness, N. H., b. Feb. 
1769, d. 18 Jan. 1826, son of James and Molly 
(Carr) Prescott, and had i. Jan^ Prescott b. 
I793» d« I Sept. 1859, ™' Enoch True of Cen- 
tre Harbor, N. H., and had five children. 2. 
Clartf' Prescott b. 1799, d. 1829, m. Sarah 
Beede and had Sarah^ Prescott, who d. in Cali- 
fornia. 3. Greenleaf Clartfi Prescott b. 8 Oct. 
1800, m. Apr. 1826, Azubah Clark, who d. 28 
Sept. 1829, and had two sons. He m. secondly, 
13 Mar. 1835, Rhoda Ladd and had a daughter. 
He was a farmer in Holderness. 4. John^ 
Prescott b. 1804, d. in Rock Creek, III, 1864, 
m. Lucinda Webster and had three children. 
He was a colonel in the militia of N. H. 

vi. Greenleafs b. , d. young. 

3. vii. Nathaniels b. 1766, d. 19 Mar. 1846. 

viii. Pauls b. 1767, d. 20 Nov. 1789, unmarried. 

4. ix. Mosess b. 6 May, 1770, d. 28 Sept. 1840. 

5. X. Theodores b. 27 Apr. 1772, d. 7 Dec. 1829. 
xi. Rebeccas b. , d. before 13 Apr. 1796. 

6. xii.» Greenleafs b. S (24 on gravestone) May, 1779, d. 

12 Jan. 1821. 



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AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 121 



FIFTH GENERATION. 



Davids {Nathaniel^) of Sandown, N. H., '* Clothier" 
and farmer, was born in Haverhill, 27 November, 1755 
(perhaps the David Clark who was baptized 30 Novem- 
ber, 1755, by Rev. Thomas Barnard, according to the 
church records in Newbury*), died in Sandown, 16 
March, 1833. He was a cloth dresser at Allen's Mills, 
Salem, and later removed to Sandown where he served 
the town as selectman five years, 1799- 1803 inclusive. 
David was a soldier in Capt. Aaron Kinsman's company 
of Col. John Stark's regiment. New Hampshire, eight 
months from 8 May, 1775, and was first under fire at 
Bunker Hill. In January, 1776, he enlisted in Capt. 
Mighill's company of Col. Loammi Baldwin's regiment, 
Massachusetts, and was discharged at Morristown, N. J., 
in February, 1777. He had been in the battle at Tren- 
ton, N. J., 26 December, 1776, and in that of 2 January, 
1777, when the British were repulsed in attempting to 
cross the bridge at Trenton ; he was also in the battle 
of Princeton, N. J., 3 January, 1777, as well as in 
skirmishes at or near Quibbletown, N. J. 

At the battle of Bennington, 16 August, 1777, he was 
a soldier in Capt. Daniel Runnel's company, with whom 
he served from 20 July to 28 September, 1777, in 
Col. Moses Nichols's regiment of General John Stark's 
command. The above is condensed from the records 
of the Pension office at Washington, but as the pen- 



* Rev. Thomas Barnard, A. M., was minister of the Second Church in 
Newbury, later the First Church in West Newbury, from 1739-51, and it is 
probable that David was baptLeed in Newbury. 



122 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

sions were granted for service of nine months or more 
in one enlistment the applicants under that law did not 
state the particulars of their shorter service. David 
crossed the Delaware with (General Washington, and is 
said to have been one of the General's body-guard ; 
during his service in Capt. Runnel's company he was 
a corporal, the second in the list. Daniel Clark of 
Farming^on, Me., his grandson, stated that when a boy 
of eight years, or less, he asked his grandfather if he 
ever killed anyone in battle. The latter replied " I 
cannot tell, — we do not know, my boy, whether we kill 
or not in battle. But once I saw a British soldier raise 
his gun and fire at me. He hit the butt of my musket 
and shattered it. I stooped down and picked up the 
gun of a fallen comrade, aimed at him and fired. I do 
not know whether I killed him or not, but he fell and 
I never saw him afterwards." 

David Clark had a robust constitution which enabled 
him to endure many privations. His old homestead, 
now owned and occupied by his grandson, Amos Sabin^ 
Clark, is kept in excellent repair. ** The old-fashioned, 
tall eight-day clock stands like a grim sentinel in the 
corner of the kitchen, telling off the seconds, minutes, 
and hours, numbering the days of the month, and 
showing the changes of the moon. We noticed at the 
top of the dial the full face of the moon ; this indi- 
cated correctly that the moon was full. Mr. Clark 
said his grandfather paid 60 silver dollars for the clock. 
By the side of the clock stood an old-fashioned chair 
which had been used more than 100 years. In one of 
the front rooms the four walls are made in panels of 
nice workmanship of white pine ; there could not be 
found a knot in all the panelling." 




1 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 123 

Under date of 18 May, 1901, Amos S. Clark wrote 
" I am still living in the house built by my Grandfather 
David Clark about 115 years ago. The outward view 
of the house is the same as when first built, except I 
have had new windows put in and projection added to 
the eaves." ** The house is yet in excellent condition 
having always been well cared for." Mr. Clark en- 
closed a photograph from which the illustration oppo- 
site was made. 

There is in possession of James Francis® Savage of 
Lowell, Mass., the old three-cornered cocked hat which 
his great-grandfather wore in the service of his country. 
Mr. Savage has also the bayonet from David Clark's 
gun. ** Mrs. Anna (Woodman) Clark, wife of David 
Clark, sustained a most excellent reputation as a Chris- 
tian woman, being of the Methodist persuasion. The 
family pew was at the head of the centre aisle, in front 
of the pulpit on the right as one enters the church. 
Tradition says that the train of Mrs. Clark's dress 
reached from the pew to the church door." ** Nearly 
two miles from this old church is the cemetery where 
rests the remains of David Clark." ** On the grave- 
stone of dark slate, with an urn, is inscribed 

Mr. I DAVID CIJVRK | died | March 16, 1833, | iEt. 77. 

Martalst haw few among 

your race 
Have given this thought 

its weight 
That on the present mo- 

mettt hangs 
Your everlasting /ate. 

On Mrs. Clark's gravestone is the following : 

Mrs. I ANNA, | wife of Mr, David Clark | dUd March 14, 1826, | Ml. 64. 



124 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Owing to moss the verse at the bottom was illegible." 
(See valuable articles by S. S. Griffin in The Derry 
News December 26, 1890, January 2, 1891, and Janu- 
ary 9, 1 89 1.) Mr. Griffin visited the old mansion and 
graveyard Christmas morning 1890. 

The capitalization of these inscriptions is made to 
conform to the lettering on the stones. 

The verse on Mrs. Clark's gravestone as copied by 
her great-grandson, James Francis Savage, Esq., reads 

Sleeps precious dusty in calm repose^ 
Thy toils and pains are at a close^ 
Thy happy soul with Jesus rests 
In heavenly mansions with the blest. 

On 5 February, 1795, David Clark signed a request 
addressed to Rev. John Webber to continue as pastor 
in Sandown, and was presumably the David Clark who 
in 1824 bought a saw-mill in Pembroke on the ** South- 
east side of Suncook river at Buckstreet." He kept a 
saw-mill there, and built a grist-mill a few feet south 
of the old saw-mill, taking the water to it in a flume. 
In 1829 he deeded both mills, and the house which he 
had built, to David Clark of Plaistow, John Clark of 
Chester and Nathaniel Clark of Sandown. David and 
John sold their interests a few years later to John Rich- 
ardson of Haverhill. David' Clark was a Methodist, 
as are many of his descendants. 

He married in Salem, N. H., 21 June, 1781, Anna, 
born there 28 March, 1762, died 14 March, 1826, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Anna (Wheeler) Woodman 
of Salem.* 



* He was son of John and Anna (Adams) Woodman, and fourth in descent 
from Lieut. Edward Woodman of Newbury. Anna Wheeler was a daughter 
of Jonathan and Anna (Plummer) Wheeler, and fourth from John Wheeler 
and Francis Plummer, the latter of Newbury, and the descendants of both 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 125 

The four elder children of David' Clark were born 
in Salem, N. H., the others in Sandown. They were 

i. David* b. 28 Mar. 1782, d. 29 Nov. 1790. 

7. ii. John* b. 25 (24 Salem town records) May, 1784, 

d. 15 May, 1863. 

8. iii. Nathaniel* b. 4 Aug. 1786, d. 13 May, 1874. 

iv. Abner* b. i May, 1788, d. 25 Feb. 18 14, unmar- 
ried. In 1809 he preached at Centre Harbor, 
and in 18 10 at Suncook Village, and was the 
first Methodist minister there. He died in 
Falmouth, Mass. 
V. Nancy* b. 4 Apr. 1790, d. 30 July, 1790. 

9. vi. Daniel* b. 7 Dec. 1791, d. 22 (29 town records) 

Apr. 1822. 
10. vii. David* b. 4 Feb. 1794, d. 24 Nov. 1834. 

viii. Nancy* b. 6 Mar. 1796, d. 20 May, 1888, m. in 
Sandown, 30 May, 18 19, Samuel Clough b. 10 
Aug. 1789, d. 18 Mar. 1824, son of Capt. Jon- 
athan and Elizabeth (Philbrick) Clough of 
Sandown. Nancy* m. secondly, 6 Apr. 1826, 
Josiah Clough d. 3 Feb. 1875, brother of her 
first husband. Children : i. Greenleaf Clark' 
Clough (M. D. Bowdoin, 1844) b. in Sandown, 
19 Feb. 1821, d. 7 June, 1871, m. 22 Apr. 1845, 
Martha Jane Metcalf of Greenland, N. H., d. 
15 Mar. 1859, ^i^d had two children. He m. 
secondly, Harriet Wiggin Metcalf d. 8 Mar. 
1893, sister of his first wife, and had one 
child. Dr. Clough practiced in Salem, N. H., 
and Greenland. According to "John Poore 

were of Rowley. The gravestones of Nathaniel and Anna (Wheeler) Wood- 
man are in the old burying-ground at the centre of Salem, N. H. He died 13 
November, 182 1, aged 92 years, and she 25 March, 1796, aged 58 years. 
James Francis* Savage, Esq., an accurate genealogist, has collected much val- 
uable matter relating to the different families from which he is descended, and 
the writer is indebted to him for many dates and items. 



126 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

and his Descendants/' a reliable work by 
Alfred Poore, the children of Greenleaf Clark^ 
and Martha Jane Clough were i. Alfred Met- 
calfe Clough b. in Salem, 31 Mar. 1847, ^ farmer 
in Greenland, in 1881. ii. Edward GreenleaP 
Clough b. in Greenland, 2 Apr. 1852, m. Jan. 
1879, Susie Emma Bucknam ; and is a dealer 
in trees and shrubs in Brighton, Mass. By 
his second wife Dr. Clough had Mary Met- 
calfe Clough b. 10 July, 1861. 2. Samuel 
Adams'' Clough b. 23 Mar. 1827. 3. Sarah 
Ann Woodman^ Clough b. 13 Jan. 1829, d. in 
Sandown, 29 Nov. 1901, m. Barzillai Hinds 

Rand b. in Chester, N. H., 4 July, 1825, d. , 

son of William and Elizabeth (Forsaith) Rand, 
and had i. Charles Aubrey^ Rand. ii. Ann 
Mary Janette* Rand. iii. Orlando Hinds* 
Rand. iv. Emma Isadore* Rand. v. Henry 
Ellsworth* Rand. vi. Hattie Mabel* Rand d. 
3 Aug. 1869, aged 4 yrs., 6 mos. vii. Edward 
Greenleaf* Rand. 4. Abner Clark^ Clough b. 
28 Apr. 1830, d. 14 May, 1830. Joseph B. 
White, elder in the Methodist Church, offi- 
ciated at the marriage of Samuel Clough and 
Nancy Clark, and the certificate, or a copy, 
exists. 

ix. Sally Webster* b. 23 Feb. 1799, d. 25 (21 town 
records) Mar. 1800. 

X. Paul* b. 23 Feb. 1802, d. 4 Mar. 1802. 

xi. Sally Webster* b. 24 Oct. 1803, d. 31 Jan. 1845, 
m. 22 June, 1828, Peter Sabin. "We have no 
record of Uncle Sabin's birth or death ; he 
moved to Michigan where he had a family of 
5 children, all died young except the oldest 
(Emery) who went to war and died aged about 
20 years." (Letter of Amos Sabin^ Clark, 16 
September, 1883.) 



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AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 127 

3 

Nathaniel* {NathanieF) of Plaistow, N. H., was bom 
in Haverhill, Mass., 1766, and died in Plaistow, 19 
March, 1846. At the age of fifteen, 14 March, 1781, 
he enlisted with the consent of his parents for three 
years as fifer in Capt. Nehemiah Emerson's company, 
loth regiment, Mass. Thomas Page enlisted at the 
same time as a drummer, and it is said that their 
youth and skillful execution drew the attention of Gen- 
eral Washington, to whom Capt. Emerson remarked, 
** they are pretty boys " ; a compliment of which they 
were ever after proud. They were with the same captain 
till the close of the war. Nathaniel was a member of 
the Legislature in 1808. 

The following is from the records of the Bureau of 
Pensions at Washington, D. C. 

Nathaniel Clark. Date of Enlistment or Appoint- 
ment, March, 1781. Length of service, 3 yrs. Rank, 
private and corporal. Officers under whom service was 
rendered. Captain Emerson, Colonel Tupper. State, 
Mass. Battles engaged in, wounded in battle near 
King's Bridge, N. Y., July, 1781. Residence of soldier 
at enlistment, probably Haverhill, Massachusetts. Date 
of application for pension November 30, 18 19. Res- 
dence at date of application Plaistow, Rockingham Co. 
N. H. Age at date of application 53 years. 

The above was furnished by D. L Murphy, First 
Deputy Commissioner. 

The record of the service of Nathaniel as given in 
the official Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the 
Revolution is as follows : 

** Private, Capt. Jonathan Ayer's co.. Col. Nathaniel 
Wade's (Essex Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 15, 1780; dis- 



138 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

charged Oct. lo, 1780; service, 3 mos. 7 days; com- 
pany raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months ; 
also, receipt dated April 10, 1781, for bounty paid ssdd 
Clark by the town of Haverhill to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to re- 
solve of Dec. 2, 1780; also, Private, Col. Benjamin 
Tupper's (loth) regt. ; enlisted March 18, 1781 ; ser- 
vice 9 mos. 14 days; also, same regt.; service from 
Jan. I, 1782, 12 months." 

In 1798 Abijah Eaton of Atkinson, N. H., sold to 
Nathaniel Clark of Plaistow, clothier, and James Haz- 
eltine, Jr., two hundred acres of land in Atkinson and 
Haverhill. (Ub. clxiii, foL i8d) 

On 17 March, 18 15, James Haseltine of Haverhill, 
bricklayer, sold to Nathaniel Clark and Nathaniel Clark, 
Jr., both of Plaistow, for $1,045.60 thirty-one acres and 
one hundred and fourteen rods of land partly in Hav- 
erhill and partly in Atkinson joining " land I this day 
sold to Greenleaf Clark," and land of Nathaniel Clark. 
Also bounded on ** the road which leads from Hav- 
erhill to Atkinson Meeting house." 

(Ub. CCVII, fol. 41.) 

On 10 April, 18 15, the grantees in the above deed 
sold to Isaac and Jonathan K. Webster, both of Hav- 
erhill, one-third of an acre of this land. 

On 17 March, 181 5, James Haseltine sold to Green- 
leaf Clark, Esq., of Atkinson, sixteen acres and one 
hundred and four rods of land. 

(Ub. CCVII. fol. 41.) 

The farm of Nathaniel,* and of his son Nathaniel* 
and grandson Nathaniel Haven,' is in Plaistow, a short 
distance southeast ofAtkinson depot, and extends to 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 129 

the railroad. The house was built in 1802, and is 
large. The picture opposite shows the old grist-mill, 
still used, at the extreme right. The ancient cloth 
mill, which Nathaniel' operated, no longer exists. 
There is a pretty stream with a fall of about eight 
feet. 

In the graveyard of the North Parish of Haverhill, 
but on the New Hampshire side, is a large, well-kept 
lot, with a conspicuous and handsome monument, bear- 
ing on its south face the names of Nathaniel,* his wife, 
Abigail Woodman, and their daughters, Anna and Eliz- 
abeth, with the years of their births and deaths. On 
the west face of the monument are the names, and 
years, of Col. Nathaniel and his wife Betsey Brickett. 
At the base is the surname : CLARK On the north 
face are the names of Nathaniel H.^ and his daughter, 
Fannie KimbalP Clark. A suitable stone marks each 
grave. 

North of this lot is that of David^ Clark, where he 
rests together with his wife, Eliza P., their son, David 
Oliphant/ and their son-in-law, Samuel P. Foote. 
These graves are marked by large white stones. 

This graveyard was laid out in 1 734. 

The will of Nathaniel Clark of Plaistow was proved 
7 April, 1846. 

His wife became a member of the Congregational 
Church of Plaistow and North Haverhill, 8 September, 
1799; Ann Clark (presumably his daughter) and his 
daughter Lydia W. 6 May, 1827 ; he himself 8 January, 
1832. 

He married in Salem, N. H., 10 May, 1787, Abigail 
Woodman, sister of his brother David's wife, born in 
Salem, 27 June, 1765, died 3 April, 1844. 



130 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Nathaniel Clark had, born in Plaistow, 

i. Susan^ b. , d. in Hallowell, Me., 25 Jan. 

1869, m. 13 Jan. 1822, Nathan Moody, A. M., 
of Hallowell, b. in Byfield Parish, Newbury, 
Mass., II Sept. 1768, graduated at Dartmouth 
College in 1795, was a merchant in Hallowell, 
and d. there 2 Apr. 1846, son of Paul and 
Mary (Jewett) Moody. Child: Mary Elizabeth'' 
Moody, 

11. ii. Nathaniel* b. 19 Apr. 1789, d. 18 Dec. 1869. 

iii. Anna* b. 4 May, 1791, d. 9 July, 1871, unmarried. 

12. iv. David* b. 4 June, 1793, d. 4 Feb. 1873. 

V. Abigail* b. S Apr. 1795, d. 27 Aug. 1879, m. 19 
Oct. 181 7, David Clark (see 10), her cousin. 
She m. secondly, 20 Mar. 1867, Major Isaac 
Smith of Hampstead, N. H., who had been 
twice married before. 

13. vi. John Woodman* b. 30 Jan. 1797, d. 19 Dec. 1849. 
vii. Mary* b. 21 Jan. 1800, d. 6 June, 1833, m. 18 

July, 1822, Major Isaac Smith of Hampstead, 
b. in Plaistow, 31 May, 1793, d. in Hampstead, 
II June, 1869, son of Joseph and Mary 
(Sawyer) Smith. He was town clerk 1825-32, 
selectman 1844, '46 and '47, member of the 
school committee 1842-44, '49-51. They had, 
born in Hampstead, i. Mary Clarke' Smith 
b. 16 Sept. 1823, d. in Newmarket, N. H., 19 
Aug. 1875, m. 6 Sept. 1853, James Brickett 
of Claremont, N. H., but had no children. 
She graduated at the Adams Female Academy 
in Derry. 2. Isacu William'' Smith b. 18 May, 
1825, d. 28 Nov. 1898. He prepared for col- 
lege at Phillips Academy, Andover, under the 
tuition of the distinguished Samuel Harvey 
Taylor, LL. D., entered Dartmouth College in 
1842, graduated in 1846, and received the de- 




AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 131 

gree of A. M. He was engaged in teaching 
in his native town during portions of 1846, 
'47, and in March, 1847, began the study of 
law in the oiBce of William Smith, Esq., of 
Lowell, Mass. In April, 1848, he entered the 
oiBce of Honorable Daniel Clark, in Manches- 
ter, N. H., and was admitted to the bar 9 July, 

1850. He at once opened an oiBce in Man- 
chester, where he resided for many years. In 

1851, '52 he was in partnership with Honor- 
able Herman Foster of Manchester, and from 
1857-62, with Honorable Daniel Clark. For 
one year he was clerk of the common council, 
and in 1851, '52 he was a member and presi- 
dent of the same board. He was appointed 
April, 1854, city solicitor, and reappointed in 
1855. I"^ July» 1855, he was appointed justice 
of the Police Court of Manchester, but re- 
signed in 1857, and in 1859, '60, was repre- 
sentative in the Legislature, and in 1862, '63, 
senator from the Third district. In 1869 be 
was mayor of Manchester. From February, 
1863-70, he was United States assessor for 
the Second district of N. H. under the Internal 
Revenue Law. He continued in successful 
practice until February, 1874, when he was 
appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme 
Court of N. H. The Court was reorganized 
in August of that year, when he was reap- 
pointed, and remained upon the bench until 
August, 1876, when the courts were again 
reorganized, and he resumed practice in Man- 
chester. He was reappointed Associate Jus- 
tice of the Supreme Court for the third time 
in July, 1877, and remained upon the bench 
until retired by the age limitation. He was 
president of the Dartmouth College Alumni 



13a NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Association 1881-83, of the Phi Beta Kappa 
Society 1882-84, in 1885 he was elected a 
trustee of Dartmouth College, and in 1889 
received the degree of LL.D. from that col- 
lege. At the time of his death Judge Smith 
was the president of the Southern New Hamp- 
shire Bar Association. He had been a mem- 
ber of the New Hampshire Historical Society 
since 10 June, 1863, of the Franklin Street 
Congregational Church from 1870, and for a 
long time trustee of the Manchester Public 
Library and the Manchester Savings Bank. 
At the centennial celebration in Hampstead 
4 July, 1849, be delivered an address. The 
Memorial History of Hampstead contains a 
portrait of him between pp. 88 and 89, and a 
sketch pp. 317-20. The Proceedings of the 
New Hampshire Historical Society, Vol. HI, 
Part Hy 1902, also contains a sketch of him 
and his portrait He m. 16 Aug. 1854, Amanda 
White, dau. of Honorable Hiram and Mary 
(White) Brown. Mr. Brown was the first 
mayor of Manchester. Children : i. Mary 
Amanda^ Smith b. 5 June, 1855. ii. William 
Isaac* Smith b. 22 Feb. 1857 (Dartmouth Col- 
lege 1880), resides in Bustleton, Pa. iii. Ar- 
thur Whitney* Smith b. 9 Mar. i860, d. 5 Mar. 
1886. iv. Julia Brown* Smith b. 17 Jan. 1862, 
at one time a teacher in Rawlins, Wyo. v. 
Edward Clark* Smith b. 24 Oct. 1864. vi. 
Daniel Clark* Smith b. 5 Apr. 1866. vii. Jen- 
nie Patterson* Smith b. 29 Sept. 1868. viii. 
Grace Lee* Smith b. 10 Sept 1870. Within 
the past sixteen years all, or most, of Judge 
Smith's children have married, and some of 
them live in remote States. 3. Nathaniel 
Clarke^ Smith b. 4 Dec. 1827. He was town 




AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 133 

clerk of Hampstead 1849-52, representative 
in the Legislature 1857-59, m. 31 Mar. 1852, 
Elizabeth Ann, who d. 11 Apr. 1858, dau. of 
John and Abigail (Wadleigh) Heath of Hamp- 
stead, and had Mary Abbie* Smith b. 3 
Apr. 1858, d. 6 Apr. 1858. He m. secondly, 
28 Feb. 1 861, Annie Gilman, dau. of Isaac and 
Mary (Wadleigh) Glines of Northfield, N. H., 
and had i. Lizzie Heath* Smith b. 27 Jan. 
1862. ii. Annie Glines* Smith b. 9 Oct. 1864; 
a teacher, iii. Mary Brickett* Smith b. 21 
May, 1868; an artist. Major Smith m. sec- 
ondly, 23 Oct. 1834, Sarah b. 9 Dec. 1795, 
d. 2 May, 1866, dau. of Moses and Mary 
Clement of Salisbury, N. H., and had two 
sons. He m. thirdly, Abigail Clarke. (See p. 
130.) In the Memorial History of Hamp- 
stead, 1899, between pp. 80 and 81 is a por- 
trait of Major Smith and a picture of his home, 
and pp. 320, 321 contain a sketch of him. At 
the centennial celebration at Hampstead, 4 
July, 1849, he ^^s ^^ chairman of the com- 
mittee of arrangements. The late Judge Smith 
was interested in this genealogy, and furnished 
much material for it. The Second Edition 
contains his portrait, 
viii. Lydia Woodman^ b. 29 Sept. 1804, d. 7 Jan. 1892, 
m. 29 Apr. 1828, William Noyes of Atkinson, 
N. H., b. 12 Apr. 1797 (gravestone 5 Apr.), d. 
19 Sept. 1889, son of Henry and Tamar (Little) 
Noyes, and had i. William Clarke^ Nqyes b. 
I Oct. 1829, d. 27 Jan. 1892, m. 25 Dec. 1856, 
Mary Bell Williams of Haverhill, and had i. 
Charles Bell* Noyes b. 4 July, 1858, d. 5 Dec. 
i860, ii. Lydia Clarke* Noyes b. 23 Nov. 
1859, unmarried, iii. Arthur Bell* Noyes b. 
31 Oct. 1861, m. 10 June, 1891, Isabel! Estelle 



134 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Tibbetts of Haverhill ; no children, iv. Fannie 
Bly* Noyes b. 9 Apr. 1864, unmarried, v. 
William Clarke* Noyes b. 23 Oct. 1866, d. 2 
Apr. 1899, m. 22 June, 1892, Harriet Newell 
Weeks, who d. May, 1896. Child: Henrietta 
JVeeks9 Noyes b. 16 Mar. 1893. vi. Mary 
Williams* Noyes b. 28 Nov. 1877. 2. Isaac 
Smith' Noyes b. 25 Mar. 1831, m. 27 Sept. 

1855, Caroline A. McCloy of Salem, Mass., 
d. , and had i. William* Noyes b. 8 Sept. 

1856, d. 15 Mar. 1J859. "• Annie* Noyes b. 23 
Nov. 1857, m. 12 Dec. 1899, Herbert Stanley 
Seeley. iii. Frances* Noyes b. 2 Nov. 1858, 
m. 17 June, 1886, George Estius Emerson. 
Children : i. George Irving'^ Emerson b. 12 
Apr. 1887. 2. Caroline Noyes9 Emerson b. 25 
Nov. 1889, d. 8 Jan. 1890. 3. Mildred^ Emerson 
b. 9 May, 1891. 4. Paul Greenougffi Emerson 
b. 23 July, 1893, d. 30 Apr. 1895. 5. Russell^ 
Emerson b. 4 Oct. 1895, d. 27 July, 1899. 6. 
Esther^ Emerson b. 31 Mar. 1900. "The oldest 
was born his great-grandfather's birthday on 
his mother's side, and the youngest on her 
great-grandfather's birthday on her father's 
side." All the Emerson children were bom 
in Haverhill, and three died there, iv. Eliza* 
Noyes b. 22 May, i860, m. 8 Sept. 1891, Charles 
Elmer Dole, who is cashier of the First 
National Bank of Haverhill, and has, born in 
Haverhill, i. George Elmer^ Dole b. 24 July, 
1893. 2. Howard Noyes^ Dole b. 5 July, 1896. 
V. Helen* Noyes b. 19 Jan. 1862, d. 12 Sept. 
1862. vi. Harry Isaac* Noyes b. 9 Sept. 1872, 
m. 17 Oct. 1894, Mary Lizzie Emerson and had, 
born in Atkinson, i. Carolifte Ruth Noyes 
b. 8 Dec. 1895. 2. Harold Emerson^ Noyes 
b. 12 Mar. 1897. 3. Roland Isaacs Noyes h. 15 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 135 

Sept. 1898. 4. James Narlotfi Noyes b. 1901. 
Isaac S.7 Noyes m. secondly, 7 Nov. 1894, Jennie 
Amelia Hart and had i. Isaac Smith* Noyes 
b. 21 May, 1896, d. 10 Aug. 1896. ii. Robert 
Embre* Noyes b. 23 June, 1900. After her 
marriage Lydia Woodman^ (Clark) Noyes lived 
on the paternal farm in a house on the opposite 
side of the road from her father's. (Letter of 
Miss H. E. Noyes, 4 December, 1900.) William 
Noyes joined the Congregational Church of 
Plaistow and North Haverhill 12 May, 1833; 
Mary B. (Williams) Noyes 3 May, 1863 ; 
William C. Noyes, Lydia C. Noyes, Fannie B. 
Noyes, Annie Noyes, Frances Noyes and 
Eliza Noyes 7 May, 1876. Members of this 
family are buried in the graveyard of the North 
Parish of Haverhill, 
ix. Elizabeth^ b. 6 Nov. 1809, d. 18 17. 

4 

Moses* i^NathanieF) of Haverhill, Mass., was born 
there 6 May, 1770, and died there 28 September, 1840. 
He married November, 1804, Mary, born 16 February, 
1779, died 16 August, 18 17, daughter of Timothy and 
Mary (Head) Kimball of Bradford, Mass. Moses 
married secondly, in Haverhill, 13 December, 1820, 
Hannah Emerson, who died 23 June, 1856. She be- 
came a member of the West Church in Haverhill 22 
August, 1824; her step-daughters Harriet 28 October, 
1827, and Mehitable K. i May, 183 1. Moses lived on 
the homestead of his father, and all his children were 
bom in Haverhill. 

The fac-simile is from his signature to his bond as 
administrator of his father's estate. 




136 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Moses died intestate, and his son Leonard was ap- 
pointed administrator 20 October, 1840. 

The inventory taken by Ephraim Corliss, Joseph 
Coffin and Joseph Ayer, 5 November, 1840, included 
the home farm of forty-seven acres and some salt 
meadow, valued at $2500. 

The personal property amounted to $1452.77, and 
one horse, three cows and one steer were among the 
items. 

The children were 

14. i. Nathaniel* b. 25 Nov. 1805, d. i Dec. 1874 

ii. Mar)r* b. 24 Jan. 1808, d. 4 July, 1879, "^- Sept, 
1826, Lemuel Leonard b. 5 Jan. 1789, d. 7 
Dec 1848, and had i. Harriet Clark^ Leonard 
b. 17 June, 1828, d. 16 Nov. 1874, m. 6 Feb. 
1859, Horace Bond and had no children. 2. 
Ellen Harding' Leonard \i, 19 Sept. 1831, m. in 
Haverhill, 16 Oct. 1865, William Ford of Grove- 
land, Mass., and had no children. 3. George 
Clagute' Leonard b. 19 Apr. 1836, d. in the 
District of Columbia 22 Sept. 1864. He 
served in the 22nd regfiment, Mass. Vols., and 
twice enlisted ; the first time he was dis- 
charged, as he had lung fever. His death 
was caused by an internal injury, received in 
the government service, while lifting bags of 
grain, and he survived the accident but a few 
hours. He first enlisted 7 September, 1861. 

15. iii. Leonard^ b. 6 Feb. 1810, d. 28 Nov. 1889. 

iv. Mehitable K.^ b. 8 Mar. 18 12, d. in Haverhill, 

17 Aug. 1851. 
V. Harriet* b. 9 Aug. 18 14, m. 7 May, 1832, James 

Flanders, who d. 26 Dec. 1855, and had i. 

Charles Leonard'' Flanders b. 17 Mar. 1833, d. 

17 July, 1864. He served in the ist regiment, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 137 

Mass. Vols. (Heavy Artillery), and was taken 
prisoner. 2. Almira Elletf Flanders b. 8 Aug. 
1834, d. 17 Aug. 1835. 3- James Henrys Flan- 
ders b. I May, 1836, d. 20 Oct. 1837. 4- 
Harriet IsabeP Flanders b. 19 July, 1838, m. 
in Haverhill, 28 Feb. 1856, John Samuel Fos- 
ter of Albany, Me. She was then of West 
Amesbury ; Rev. Calvin Damon officiated. 
Mr. Foster d. 24 Mar. 1890. Children : i. 
Emma Clark* Foster b. 14 Aug. 1858, d. 14 
Jan. 1896, m. 14 Feb. 1877, Frank Edward 
Little of Brewer, Me., and had i. Howard 
Leslie Little b. 6 June, 1879, d- '4 F^^. 1880. 
2. Lillian Madg^ Little b. 12 Dec. 1881. 3. 
Arthur Foster^ Little b. 3 Jan. 1887. 4. Gladys 
Marjories Little b. 27 Dec. 1892. ii. Georgie 
Mabel* Foster b. 26 Aug. i860, m. 26 Jan. 
1882, Benjamin Fairn Hardwick of Annapolis, 
N. S., and had i. Emma Eleanor^ Hardwick 
b. 13 Mar. 1883. 2. Edith Foster^ Hardwick 
b. 23 Dec. 1885, d. 14 June, 1890. 3. Harold 
Irving'^ Hardwick b. 10 Apr. 1891. Hi. Elmer 
Ellsworth* Foster b. 31 July, 1862, d. 22 Mar. 
1887, m. 8 Oct. 1884, Harriett Little Hughes 
of Merrimacport, Mass., and had i. Hattie 
May^ Foster b. 3 July, 1885. 2. John Elmer^ 
Foster b. 14 Nov. 1886, d. 18 May, 1889. iv. 
Charles Warren* Foster b. 19 Feb. 1865, d. 5 
Oct. 1865. V. John Warren* Foster b. 20 Dec. 
1867, m. 2 July, 1890, Carrie Aurilla Tuson 
of Merrimacport, and has i. Howard Leslie 
Foster b. 19 July, 1894. 2. Bemice Madeline 
Foster h. 25 May, 1896. vi. Clara Isabel* Fos- 
ter b. 20 Nov. 1870. 5. Moses Clark^ Flan- 
ders b. 20 Aug. 1840, m. 24 Jan. 1872, Adelaide 
Ayer Noyes and lives in Merrimac; no chil- 
dren. Mr. Flanders is a decorative painter. 



138 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

6. Mary Ella7 Flanders b. 28 July, 1845, m. 23 
Nov. 1870, True Hoyt and has Isabel Damon^ 
Hoyt b. 6 Nov. 1876. Mrs. Harriet* (Clark) 
Flanders is living, aged 87. (September, 1901.) 
Rev. Thomas G. Farnsworth officiated at the 
marriage of James Flanders and Harriet Clark, 
vi. Sarah* b. 26 Apr. 181 7, d. 13 Nov. 1898, m. 15 
Oct. 1844, William Emerson b. 18 19, d. 12 
Sept. 1866, son of Moses Emerson of Haver- 
hill, and had i. Albert Henry Emerson b. 23 
Nov. 1845, d- 2 June, 1868. 2. Mary Emerson 
b. 25 Oct. 1847, d- 22 Oct. 1877. 

Mrs. Mary, wife of Moses Clark, died 18 19 (see p. 
118) not 1817 as printed on p. 135. 

6 

Theodore' {Nathaniel^) of Pittsfield, N. H., was 
born in Haverhill, Mass., 27 April, 1772, and died in 
Pittsfield, 7 December, 1829. He bought land in Pitts- 
field, settled there, and built one of the first mills in 
the Suncook valley, and was a cloth- dresser and farmer. 
Whether he held public office in Pittsfield, such as 
selectman, is unknown to the writer. The house which 
he built, and which was his home, and where he died, 
was a two-story building, and the second south of the 
town hall, on the same side of the road. In 1870 it 
was occupied by Capt. Knowlton, and in 1901 by Dr. 
F. H. Sargent; but the house has apparently under- 
gone changes, and a picture, from the photograph 
lately taken, would be of but little interest. Theodore 
Clark's widow lived in a house which Jeremiah Clough 
later inhabited. She joined the Congregational Church 
in 1835, ^^ same year as her daughters Mary and 
Nancy, and John Prescott who in 1837 married Mary. 




AND HIS DESCENDAirrS. 139 

Theodore was ^ man of strong principle, integrity 
and business ability, and owned a large portion of the 
village, including where the railroad station now is, 
and valuable timber lands. While working at the 
mill-dam he cut his knee severely with an axe, and 
after suffering for eight months, and enduring two 
amputations, he died, leaving his projects incomplete, 
and his affairs to be settled by others. With skillful 
surgery it is thought he might have recovered. He 
was buried in the old graveyard, on the rising ground 
back of the town hall in Pittsfield. 

There are three head-stones and four foot-stones, 
which mark his grave and that of his wife and two 
daughters, both of whom died of consumption. The 
graves are under two trees not far from the wall, or 
from the iron fence. The inscriptions read : 

(Willow and um.) 

In I memory e/* | Mr. | Theodore Clark, | who died Dec. 7, | 1829, | 

aged 57. 

(VTiUow and um.) 

SALLY I daur, of\ Theodore and \ Sally Clark \ died Oct. 9, | 1834, | 

M 21 years, 

(Willow and um.) 

JULIA I daur. o/\ Theodore and \ Sally Clark \ died Oct. 11, | 1834. | 

ifi \t years. 

These last two inscriptions are almost illegible. 
The fac-simile is from his signature to an ordinary 
receipt, which may have been carelessly written. 



I40 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

He married 19 May, 1800, Sarah, born 5 September, 
1783, died 27 May, 1856, daughter of John and Sarah 
(French) Eaton* of Pittsfield, N. H. The children, 
all born in Pittsfield, were 

i. Polly* b. , d. 29 Oct. 1805, aged 5 years. 

16. ii. John* b. 4 Oct. 1802, d. 6 Jan. 1885. 

iii. Nancy* b. 15 Aug. 1805, d. 14 Aug. 1807. 

iv. Nancy* b. 20 Aug. 1807, d. 20 Sept. 1864, m. 29 
Mar. 1 835, Orren E. Drake b. 24 June, 1806, 
d. 8 Dec. 1 88 1, son of Eliphalet and Judith 
(Staniels) Drake of Chichester, N. H., and had 
I. John Francis Drake b. 13 Feb. 1836, d. 24 
July, 1854. 2. Sarah Ej Drake b. 11 July, 
1843, i^« 12 Mar. 1864, William Bennett. 3. 
George WJ Drake d. 28 June, 185 1. 

17. V. Greenleaf* b. 14 Oct. 1809, d. 10 Aug. 1875. 

vi. Mary* b. 23 Sept. 181 1, d. 29 Sept. 1862, m. 28 
Nov. 1837, John Prescott of Pittsfield, b. 29 
Feb. 1796, d. 4 Jan. 1862, son of Samuel and 
Molly (Drake) Prescott, and had i. /uUa Clarke 
Prescott b. 20 Sept. 1838, d. 9 Mar. 1897, m. 
28 Dec. 1861, David T. Brown of Chichester, 
N. H., who d. 15 Feb. 1892. 2. John Henrys 
Prescott b. in Pittsfield, 14 Oct. 1840; enlisted 
18 August, 1862, in company F, 12th regiment, 
N. H. Vols., and acted as commissary sergeant 
of the regiment until he received his first 
commission in December, 1863 ; was aide-de- 
camp on the staffs of Generals Wistar, Sted- 
man. Smith, Weitzel, Potter and Donahoe, and 
was in many of the great battles. He was 

* John Eaton was son of Elisha and Elizabeth (Blake) Eaton, and fifth in 
descent from John Eaton of Salisbury and Haverhill, Mass. This family of 
Eatons lived for several generations in Salisbury, Mass., and Mrs. Clark's 
father was bom there. He was descended from the Blakes, Worthens and 
Rowlandsons of Hampton, N. H., and vicinity. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 141 

brigade officer of the day when Richmond 
was evacuated, and probably the first Union 
soldier who voluntarily entered within the 
walls of Libby Prison ; he brought away a 
large key as a relic. On 2 September, 1864, 
he was made a captain, and discharged 21 June, 

1865. Soon after he went to Kansas, com- 
pleted his legal studies, settled in Salina in 

1866, and was county solicitor 1867, '68, and 
for the four years following was a member of 
the State Senate. At the organization of the 
14th judicial district he was appointed by Gov- 
ernor Harvey judge thereof, which office he 
held from 1872-85 by repeated elections. His 
death, 4 July, 1891, was a great loss to Salina, 
as he was a prominent and valued citizen. 
He m. 6 Jan. 1869, Mary Emily Lee of Man- 
hattan, Kan., and had six children, all bom 
in Salina, viz. : i. Henry Lee* Prescott b. 13 
Apr. 1870, graduated at Harvard University 
in 1894, and has since resided in Cambridge, 
Mass. ii. Frederick Clarke* Prescott b. 29 
Sept. 1 87 1, graduated at Harvard University 
in 1894, and in 1899 ^^^ instructor in English 
at Cornell University, iii. Carl Frank* Pres- 
cott b. 30 Jan. 1874, graduated at Harvard 
University in 1897, and is (1899) ^^ ^^ ^^' 
ploy of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
Railroad Company in St. Louis, iv. Maude* 
Prescott b. 14 Nov. 1876. v. Edward Scott* 
Prescott b. 17 Jan. 1879, d. 12 July, 1879. 
vi. Margaret* Prescott b. 3 Feb. 1888. Sev- 
eral of the Salina newspapers contained notices 
of Judge Prescott, and there were sketches of 
him in at least two different issues of The 
Analecta^ published in Pittsfield, N. H. 3. 
George Clinton^ Prescott b. 25 Apr. 1844. He 



142 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

moved to Kansas in February, 1866, and set- 
tled in Gypsum City. About 1874 he sold 
bis farm and returned to Pittsfield, and later 
located in Ayer, Mass., but now (1902) lives 
in Roslindale (Boston). He m. in Pittsfield, 
8 July, 1 87 1, Laura Cordelia Drake, and went 
immediately to Kansas. She d. in Ayer, 8 
Mar. 1 89 1. They had three children, viz. : 
i. Edwin Clinton* Prescott b. in Gypsum City, 
Kan., 23 Aug. 1872. ii. Lizzie* Prescott b. in 
Gypsum City, 18 Sept. 1873, d. soon. iii. 
Ward Drake* Prescott b. in Pittsfield, 27 July, 
1876. 4. Greenleaf Clarke^ Prescott b. 8 Jan. 
1849, ^' in Council Bluffs, lo., 17 July, 1888. 
He went to Salina, Kan., in March, 1869. In 
1 88 1 he removed to Council Bluffs, and was 
general agent, for Kansas and Nebraska, of 
the Piano Harvester Works of Piano, 111., un- 
til his death. He m. Mar. 1874, Mrs. Fannie 
Chalor and had four children, of whom two, 
Marie Genevieve* Prescott and Herbert Clarke* 
Prescott, are living and reside with their 
mother in Council Bluffs. 5. Mary Lyonf Pres- 
cott b. 6 Nov. 1853. 

Mrs. Mary^ (Clark) Prescott was a successful 
teacher prior to the time of her marriage. On 
the top of the hill, back of the town hall, in 
the old graveyard in Pittsfield, is a stone in- 
scribed 

JOHN PRESCOTT, | bom | Feb. 29. 1796. | died | Jan. 4, 
1862. I MARY C. I his wife | bom Sept. 23, 181 1, | died 
Sept. 29, 1862. 

vii. Sally* b. 13 Apr. 18 13, d. 9 Oct. 1834. 

viii. Julia* b. i Nov. 1818, d. 11 Oct. 1834. 

18. ix. Nathaniel* b. 7 June, 1823, d. 26 Nov. 1851. 




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AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 143 

6 

GreenleaP {Nathaniel^) of Atkinson, N. H., was 
born in Haverhill, Mass., 5 (24 gravestone) May, 1779, 
baptized 30th, died in Atkinson, 12 January, 1821 ; a 
master mason and farmer, held the office of selectman, 
and was a justice of the peace. On 6 September, 1809, 
Samuel Eaton of Haverhill, yeoman, sold to Greenleaf 
Clark of Haverhill, bricklayer, twenty-one acres and 
forty rods of land in Haverhill, joining land of said 
Clark. William Cogswell was a witness. 

(Ub. CCVII, fol. 42.) 

Greenleaf Clarke had a large and fertile farm, with 
a substantial brick house, of which there is a picture 
on the opposite page, and here his son, the Honorable 
Greenleaf Clarke, passed his life.* The farm is a short 
distance northwest of Atkinson depot, and next to 
the David Clark place, which is also a fine farm, with 
a large brick house. The latter farm is nearer the 
railroad, and is opposite the " Noyes place," with its 
brick house, which is the home of the widow of Will- 
iam' Clarke Noyes, a nephew of David Clark. The 

• Stephen Greeley' Clarke wrote under date of 5 June, 1902. "The house 
shown opposite was built by Greenleaf' shortly before his death. It is of brick, 
not wood. The extension part which is shown is of wood and added since, as 
has been the cupola. Grandmother told me that he (Greenleaf) had the bricks 
made and superintended the burning of them himself, and the mortar was made 
the fall before it was used in the spring. They are both of an uncommonly 
lasting character. The old house was in front of the present one and was 
pulled down when this was completed. I remember the planting of the spruces 
in front and that in planting them we came on the remains of the filling of the 
old collar. The elm tree nearest in point of view split open, and, a boy of ten, 
I was sent to the blacksmith for an iron bolt with a large head at one end and 
a big nut at the other. While I was gone Uncle Greenleaf bored a hole through 
the two branches of the trunk and the bolt was put through and the nut screwed 
until the split tnmk was brought together. Fifty years after I saw the tree 
perfectly sound and the bolt entirely overgrown." 



144 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Noyes farm, which is a good one of 130 acres, was ad- 
vertised for sale in May, 1902. David* Clark and his 
brother-in-law William Noyes were both stone masons 
and their houses were built about twenty-five years 
after that of Greenleaf,* and were intended to be like 
his. Julia (Cogswell) Clarke was born on the Cogs- 
well farm, which is on the same road as the Clarke 
farms, and northwest of them. 

On 15 February, 1821, Julia, widow of Greenleaf, 
was appointed administratrix of his estate, and on 10 
August, 1 83 1, William Cogswell was made guardian of 
all of the children, naming them, of Greenleaf Clarke, 
late of Atkinson. 

Greenleaf married i March, 18 10 (intention 13 Jan- 
uary), Julia, born 20 February, 1789, died 9 January, 
i860, daughter of Dr. William and Judith (Badger) 
Cogswell of Atkinson. " Doctor William Cogswell of 
Atkinson and Judith Badger of Gilmantown were mar- 
ried July 22**: 1786." (Gilmanton church record.) 

Mrs. Clarke was an intellectual woman, and before 
her marriage had been preceptress of Atkinson Acad- 
emy. She married secondly, 12 December, 1822, 
Amasa Coburn and had four children, all of whom 
died young except Mary,* who married Reuben D. 

* The children of Greenleaf Clarke of Atkinson regarded their half sister, 
Maiy Cobom, with much affection, and lamented her early death. The late 
Col. Greenleaf Clarke spoke of her, in conversation with the writer, and ex- 
pressed the strong attachment that all of the family had for her. She died a 
few months after the birth of her child, who survived her a year or two. 
Miss Julia Cogswell' Clarke wrote, under date of 28 November, 1882, " My 
childish remembrances of my * Aunt Mary,* with her bright rosy cheeks and soft 
brown curls, are very pleasant. R. D. Mooers, her husband, ¥ras a widower with 
two children ; Clarence, afterward drowned, and Florence, who a few years ago 
married my cousin Thomas Cogswell, son of Thomas Cogswell of Gilmanton, 
who was brother of my father's mother." 




AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 145 

Mooers of Manchester, N. H., and had one son, who 
died young. 

The Cogswells, with whom this branch of Clarkes 
are connected by more than one marriage, are de- 
scended from John Cogswell, who was in Ipswich, 
Mass., in 1635, ^'^d whose English home is known. 
For an extended account of this family in England 
and America see the elaborate Cogswell Genealogy, 
by Rev. Ephraim Orcutt Jameson, A. B. John Cogs- 
well was the ancestor of a distinguished race. Mrs. 
Greenleaf Clarke's father, Dr. William Cogswell, was 
a surgeon in the Revolution, chief medical officer of 
the United States Army, 20 June, 1784-12 August, 
1785, founder of Atkinson Academy, and for a long 
time president of its trustees. Her brothers were 
Rev. William Cogswell (Dartmouth 1 8 1 1 ) , who received 
the degree of A. M. from his Alma Mater, from Har- 
vard and Brown 18 16, and that of D. D. from Williams 
in 1833 ; he was a member of the Massachusetts His- 
torical Society, and a professor at Dartmouth ; Joseph 
Badger Cogswell, trustee of Atkinson Academy, etc. ; 
Rev. Nathaniel Cogswell, A. M. (Dartmouth 18 19), 
overseer of Harvard College five years ; Thomas Cogs- 
well, judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 1841-55, 
and holder of many important official positions ; Francis 
Cogswell, A. M. (Dartmouth 1822), overseer of Har- 
vard College, and president of the Boston & Maine 
Railroad Company, etc. ; George Cogswell, A. M.. 
M. D. (Dartmouth), presidential elector for Massa- 
chusetts, 1852 and 1868, member of Governor Banks's 
Council in 1858, '59. 

Mrs. Clarke's sister, Hannah Pearson Cogswell, 
married William Badger, who was Governor of New 



146 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Hampshire 1834, '35, presidential elector in 1824, '36 
and '44, and filled other important offices. He was a 
first cousin of Mrs. Clarke, and son of Honorable 
Joseph Badger, a soldier of the Revolution, and later 
brigadier general of militia, and grandson of Brig.- 
Gen. Joseph Badger of Gilmanton, N. H., member of 
the Provincial Congress, colonel of the loth regiment, 
member of the convention which adopted the Constitu- 
tion, brigadier general 1780, Judge of probate 1784-97, 
member of the Governor's Council 1784, '90, '91. 

The wife of Dr. William Cogswell was Judith, 
daughter of Brig.-Gen. Joseph and Hannah (Pear- 
son) Badger, and his (Dr. William Cogswell's) mother 
was Judith, sister of Brig.-Gen. Joseph Badger, and 
daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Peaslee) Badger. 
The latter was daughter of Col. Nathaniel Peaslee. 
Dr. William Cogswell was the son of Nathaniel Cogs- 
well of Haverhill. Mass., and Atkinson, N. H., who 
married 31 January, 1739/40, Judith, daughter of 
Joseph and Hannah (Peaslee) Badger, just mentioned. 

Giles and Elizabeth (Greenleaf) Badger of New- 
bury, 1643, were the ancestors of these Badgers, and 
consequently of the Clarkes, who are so closely con- 
nected by marriage with their descendants. This 
branch of the Clarkes have even more Greenleaf 
blood than others of the race, who can trace to Capt. 
Edmund Greenleaf through two or three lines. 

The children of Greenleaf,* born in Atkinson, were 

19. i. William Cogswell^ b. 10 Dec. 18 10, d. 25 Apr. 

1872. 
ii. Sarah^ b. 4 May, 181 2, d. in Methuen, 5 Mar. 
1893, ra. 29 Sept. 1835, Col. Samuel Carleton 
of Haverhill, Mass., b. there 24 Apr. 1803, d. 




AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 147 

16 Mar. 1 88 1, and had i. William Badger ^ 
Carleton b. 20 Apr. 1837, m. in Haverhill, 3 
Feb. 1870, Sarah Elizabeth Bryant and had 
i. Fannie Cogswell* Carleton b. 11 June, 1871. 
ii. Julia Clarke* Carleton b. 5 Nov. 1874. iii. 
William Bryant* Carleton b. 3 Nov. 1876. 
iv. Annie Wainwright* Carleton b. 18 Dec. 
1878. They live in Dan vers. 2. Julia Mer- 
rill'' Carleton b. 7 May, 1841, d. 26 Sept. 1842. 
3. Charles Greenleaf'' Carleton (M. D. Harvard 
University 1867), b. in Haverhill, i Nov. 1843, 
m. 14 June, 1871, Frances Ellen, dau. of Rev. 
Rufus Austin Putnam of Pembroke, N. H. 
She died in Lawrence, 29 Sept. 1889, and he 
m. secondly, in Hyde Park, Mass., 17 June, 
1 891, Alice Butler Stevens. Children : i. 
Ethel Winsor* Carleton b. 9 July, 1876, m. 2 
Oct. 19CX), John Coldovey Gabel of German- 
town, Pa., and has John Carletorfi Gabel b. 13 
Sept. 1901. ii. Philip Greenleaf* Carleton b. 
7 Feb. 1878, graduated from Harvard Univer- 
sity in 1899, was instructor in Columbia Uni- 
versity for two years, and is now (1902) a 
student in the Harvard Law School, iii. Mary 
Tyler* Carleton b. 26 May, 1881, graduated 
from Abbot Academy, Andover, Mass., in June, 
19CX). iv. Francis Cogswell* Carleton b. 9 
Jan. 1894. Dr. Carleton was educated in the 
public schools of Haverhill. He studied medi- 
cine with his uncle. Dr. Moses Clarke, and 
with Dr. Anson Parker Hooker, both of Cam- 
bridge, and was at the Medical School of Har- 
vard University. While a student he served 
in the Civil war for nearly a year as a medical 
cadet, and later acted as assistant surgeon 
U. S. A. In 1867 ^^ settled in Lawrence 
where be has since resided, and has been city 



I4S NATHANIEL CLARKE 



physician, visiting physician of the Lawrence 
General Hospital, and is now a consulting 
physician and president of its medical stafif. 
Dr. Carleton has been consulting physician of 
the Danvers Lunatic Hospital from its estab- 
lishment to the present time ; has served as 
councillor of the Massachusetts Medical So- 
ciety, and president of the Essex North District 
Medical Society. 4. Sarah Clarke'' Carleton 
b. 21 Mar. 1848, m. 25 Mar. 1885, William 
Othniel Norris (her third cousin once re- 
moved), a builder, and lives in Methuen. 
Children : i. Carleton* Norris b. 4 Jan. 1886. 
ii. Ruth* Norris b. 30 Apr. 1887. iii. Rolf 
Clarke* Norris b. 20 Dec. 1888. 5. Francis 
Clarke' Carleton b. 28 Mar. 185 1, d. 9 June, 
1852. The Carleton lot is east of the Nathan- 
iel Clark lot in the burying-ground of the 
North Parish of Haverhill. Here are buried 
Col. Carleton, his wife, Sarah (Clarke), and 
his children, Julia Merrill' and Francis.' The 
small stones at the graves of the latter are 
inscribed : 

JULIA MERRILL, | Only daughter of \ SAMUEL & 
SARAH I C. CARLETON, | Died Sep. 26, 1842, | 

/Et. 16 months. 

FRANCIS CLARKE, | SON of | Samuel & Sarah C. | 
CARLETON, | Died June 9, 1852 ; | Aged 14 mos. 

Col. Samuel Carleton was a prominent citi- 
zen and selectman of Haverhill, and a deacon 
of "The Congregational Church of Plaistow 
and North Haverhill " for nearly fifty years. 
He joined the church 6 May, 1832, and became 
a deacon 29 May, 1838; his wife became a 
member, 3 January, 1836; son William B. 2 
September, 1855; and daughter Sarah C. 2 
September, 1866. The parents of Col. Carleton 




AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 149 

were Aaron and Sarah (Merrill) Carleton ; the 
former d. 3 Feb. 1842, aged 72, and the latter 
7 Sept. 1842, aged 69 (gravestones). 

20. iii. Francis^ b. 28 Mar. 1814, d. 10 July, 1852. 

21. iv. Greenleaf^ b. 7 May, 1816, d. 18 Aug. 1888. 

22. V. Moses^ b. 18 Jan. 18 18, d. 27 Mar. 1864. 

23. vi. John Badger^ b. 30 Jan. 1820, d. 29 Oct. 1891. 

In the northwesterly portion of the Atkinson grave- 
yard, not far from the farms previously mentioned, are 
two large marble stones bearing the following inscrip- 
tions : 

GREENLEAF CLARKE Esq. | Bam \ HAVERHILL Ms. | May 24,* 

*779y I IBitll I Jan. 12, 1821. 

JULIA COGSWELL | lk)m February 20, 1789. | Married to | GREEN- 
LEAF CLARKE, Esq. | March i, 1810. | Married to | Mr. 
AMASA COBURN, December 12, 1822. | Died 

January 9, i860. 

Next to Mrs. Clarke- Coburn's gravestone are three 
small slate stones marking the graves of three of her 
children by her second husband, viz. : Julia Clark 
Coburn, who died 14 June, 183 1, aged 7 years, 6 
months and 10 days ; Amasa Coburn, who died 2 
April, 1832, aged 15 months and 6 days; Hannah 
Badger Coburn, who died 12 September, 1832, aged 
6 years and 9 months. 

Mrs. Julia (Cogswell) Clarke-Coburn's name is also 
on a Cogswell monument near by. 

In a new lot, north from his father's, is a handsome 
granite monument inscribed with the names and years 
of birth and death of Greenleaf^ Clarke and his wife, 
Sarah Jane Noyes. 

*Thc date of the birth of Greenleaf Clarke was given as 5 May, 1779, ^ 
his son, Col. Greenleaf Clarke, and has so appeared, unchallenged, in two 
editions of this genealogy. 



ISO NATHANIEL CLARKE 



SIXTH GENERATION. 

7 

John^ {David^) of Chester, N. H., was born in 
Salem, N. H., 25 (24 town records) May, 1784, died 
15 May, 1863. He was a dealer in lumber; came to 
Chester in 1806, and purchased the Deacon Adam 
Wilson place, and later other tracts of land. He 
owned a saw and grist-mill, and in 1833 started the 
first clapboard and shingle mill in town, and did a 
large business as a farmer and lumber merchant. At 
his decease he had twelve hundred acres of land, 
several mills, dwelling houses and a store. He was a 
representative in the Legislature in 1859. When he 
was the Republican candidate for the Legislature, his 
son, George Pickering,^, was on the Democratic ticket 
for the same place. The first balloting resulted in a 
tie, but John won on the second ballot, by the vote of 
his son, it is said. 

Mr. Clark was a cornet in a troop of cavalry, and 
his holsters and a flint-lock pistol are preserved.* For- 
merly a troop of horse and a company of artillery were 
attached to each militia regiment in New Hampshire ; 
Chester's militia was included in the 17th regiment ; 
the office of cornet corresponded to that of ensign 
in the infantry. Mr. Clark kept a tavern. He and 
his wife are buried in Auburn. For portraits of them,t 

* James Francis' Savage has the holsters and pistol, and he also has a 
horse-pistol that belonged to Nathaniel.^ Mr. Savage has quite a collection of 
such articles. 

t Although his descendants spell their surname Clarke, and write the name 
that way when referring to earlier generations, it appears that Clark was the 
form used in the Chester records, and in the family Bible. 




AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 151 

and fac-similes of their autographs, see the History of 
Chester, N. H., by Chase. 

John married in Chester, 12 November, 181 2, Eliza- 
beth, born 5 July, 1787, died 14 March, 1868, daughter 
of Deacon David and Mary (Dinsmore) Currier. 
David Currier was born in Leslie, Scotland, in 1756, 
came to America in 1774, and was a soldier in the 
Revolution, and was in the battles of Bunker Hill and 
Bennington. 

Rev. Nathan Bradstreet, A. M., officiated at the mar- 
riage of John Clark and Elizabeth Currier. 

Their children, born in Chester, were 

24. i. George Pickering^ b. 25 Aug. 18 13, d. i May, 

1890. 
ii. John Currier^ b. 10 July, 1815, d. 28 Apr. 1816. 
iii. Mary Anne' b. 12 Mar. 18 17, d. in Lowell, Mass., 
12 Jan. 1892, ra. 14 Dec. 1843, Isaac Aylsworth 
Savage b. in Edinburgh, Saratoga Co., N. Y., 
28 Dec. 1 8 14, son of Hiel and Hannah (Corey) 
Savage, (the latter b. in " North Kingstown," 
R. I.), and grandson of Hiel Savage, a Mass. 
Revolutionary soldier. Isaac A. Savage grad- 
uated from Wesleyan University in 1841 ; the 
same year he joined the New England Confer- 
ence, Methodist Episcopal Church ; in 1841, 
'42 he was stationed in South Boston, 1843, 
'44 at Harvard Street, Cambridgeport, 1845, 
'46 in Saugus, 1847, '48 at Worthen Street, 
Lowell, in 1849, '50 at Pyncheon Street, Spring- 
field, 185 1 at Bromfield Street, Boston, 1852, 
in Holliston, where he d. 16 Feb. 1854. His 
ministry was brief, but characterized by a warm 
devotion to his work. A scholarly preacher, 
he was likewise a successful pastor. He was 
a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society. 



IS2 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Mrs. Savage was "a woman of extraordinary 
good sense, discernment of character, practi- 
cal judgment, business capacity and unflagging 
energy and fortitude under trials." " Her life 
was indeed devoted to her children." "A 
Christian, gentle and womanly, of rich graces 
of character." She was left a widow when 
her children were very young, and brought 
them up faithfully and well. The children of 
Isaac A. and Mary Anne^ (Clarke) Savage 
were i. Edward Aylsworth^ Savage b. in 
Saugus, i6 May, 1846, d. in Derry, N. H., 26 
Nov. 1872. Although young, he had won a 
high reputation as a teacher of music, and was 
instructor at the Pinkerton Academy and 
Adams Female Academy, and organist at the 
First Presbyterian Church in Derry. 2. James 
Francis Savage b. in Lowell, 24 Feb. 1849; 
graduated at Dartmouth College 1872, and was 
afterward principal of the high school in Zum- 
brota, Minn. He later came East, and was 
for a time connected with the Boston Daily 
News, In 1876, after studying in the School 
of Law of Boston University, he was admitted 
to the Suffolk bar and was associated with his 
brother, a short period in Detroit, Mich., and 
from May, 1878-1890, in Lowell, Mass., under 
the firm name of J. F. & C. W. Savage, with 
the exception of a period from October, 1883, 
when he practiced in Ware, Mass. He is a 
member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. 
Mr. Savage is much interested in historical 
and genealogical researches, and has published 
some of the results of his investigations. He 
has been clerk of the Police Court in Lowell 
since 4 March, 1885. He m. 13 July, 1887, 
Mary Caroline Smith of Lowell, and has 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 153 

Miriam^ Savage b. 10 Apr. 1888. 3. Charles 
Weslej^ Savage b. in Holliston, 14 June, 1852 ; 
attended the high school in Cambridge, and 
entered Dartmouth College in 1870, but in 
1 87 1 he became a member of the sophomore 
class at Harvard University, from which he 
graduated in 1874. While there he was a 
member of the Everett Athenaeum, and also 
of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. In the 
fall of 1874 he became professor of Latin 
and mathematics in Johnson College, Quincy, 
111. In 187s, '76 he was principal of Frances- 
town Academy, Francestown, N. H. While 
in Quincy he began the study of law in the 
office of Honorable Orville Hickman Brown- 
ing, and later studied in Detroit, Mich. In 
June, 1877, he received the degree of LL. B. 
from the School of Law of Boston Univer- 
sity, and 2 October, was admitted to the 
Wayne County bar at Detroit, where he began 
practice in partnership with his brother. On 
I May, 1878, he removed to Lowell, and con- 
tinued there in active practice. When the 
board of registrars of voters was created in 
Lowell he was appointed a member, and was 
the chairman for several years. He was a 
trustee of St. Paul's Church, and clerk of the 
trustees for a long time. Mr. Savage was fond 
of genealogical and literary pursuits, and ac- 
complished a great deal in spite of ill health. 
He died of consumption in Lowell, 28 Feb. 
1890, after an illness of nearly sixteen years, 
and had made a long and brave struggle against 
disease. The writer met him from time to 
time, and marvelled at his courage. For por- 
trait and sketch see " Harvard College, Class 
of 1874," published 1899. 



1 54 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

iv. Catharine Patten^ b. 7 Aug. 1819, d. in Northfield, 
Mass., 8 July, 1850, m. in West Chester, N. 
H., 29 Dec. 1842, William Cutter Tenney b. 
in Newmarket, N. H., 26 July, 1817, d. in 
Kansas City, Mo., 23 June, 1901 ; he was a 
pupil at one time in Phillips Exeter Academy, 
and graduated from Harvard University in 
1838. Children : i. An infant son^ Tenney 
b. 24 Dec. 1843, d. same day. 2. Isabel Caro- 
ling Tenney b. in Cambridge, Mass., 6 Jan. 
184s, d. in Kansas, 6 Apr. 1877 ; a graduate of 
the State Normal School at Framingham, 
Mass., instructor in physics and natural science 
at the Salem Normal School and the Framing- 
ham Normal School. 3. Charles Alletifi Tenney 
b. in Upton, Mass., 27 June, 1848, d. 19 Sept. 
1848. 4. Elli^ Tenney b. in Northfield, Mass., 
7 June, 1850, d. 31 Mar. 1851. Rev. W. C. 
Tenney was a retired Unitarian clergyman and 
lived in Kansas City. 
25. V. John Currier' b. 3 Mar. 1822. 

vi. Elizabeth Augusta' b. 11 Dec. 1824, d. 8 Nov. 

1825. 
vii. James Wason' b. 6 Mar. 1828, d. 27 Aug. 1833. 
viii. Edward Ray' b. 12 May, 1830, d. 28 Feb. 1833. 

8 

Nathaniel* {David^) of Sandown, N. H., was born 
in Salem, N. H., 4 August, 1786, and died in Sandown, 
13 May, 1874. He owned the home farm, and built a 
large saw-mill and grist-mill. He was a cavalryman 
in the militia, and his son has his cap, sword and horse- 
pistol. With the exception of David^ Clark and his 
wife, and Mary, first wife of Nathaniel,* who are buried 
in the old graveyard, all of this family, so far as indi- 




AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 155 

cated by gravestones, are buried in the new cemetery in 
Sandown. He married 20* January, 18 13, Mary, born 
22 January, 1785, died 27 September, 18 18, daughter 
of Jonathan and Mary (Batchelder) French of Dan- 
ville, N. H. He married secondly, 3 April, 1822, Mrs. 
Anna (Allen) Wheeler, born 12 August, 1799, died 
22 October, 1868, daughter of David and Jemima 
(Kimball) Allen, and widow of Amos Wheeler. Mrs. 
Anna Wheeler-Clark had a daughter, Elizabeth Ann 
Wheeler, born 28 February, 18 19, died 17 December, 
1898, who married Benjamin Foster and had Hattie A., 
born 18 February, 1853. 

The children of Nathaniel,^ all born in Sandown, 
were 

26. i. Abner' b. 2 Jan. 1814, d. 29 May, 1890. 

ii. Charles Woodman' b. 10 May, 1823, d. 29 Sept. 

1844. 
iii. Henrietta Augusta' b. 3 Oct. 1825, d. 30 June, 
1861, m. , Major George Marston b. in San- 
down, 7 Jan. 1825^ son of Amos and Susannah 
(Flanders) Marston, and had i. Henrietta 
Elizabeth^ Marston b. in Sandown, 12 June, 
1847, unmarried. 2. Andrew Jackson^ Marston 
b. in Portsmouth, N. H., i Oct. 1850, d. in 
San Francisco, Cal., 12 Nov. 1894, and was 
buried in Hampstead, N. H. He m. in Illi- 
nois, 1890, Marianne Ballagh of Ontario, Canada, 
who d. in Hampstead, N. H., 29 Dec. 1893, 
and had Linda M. B.9 Marston b. 15 Dec. 1893, 
now in Sandown. 3. Annie Susanfi Marston 

* In the second edition the date of this marriage appears as / January, 181 3, 
on the authority of Amos Sabin Clark, but James Francis Savage thinks that 
20 January, 181 3, is correct, as the latter date is from the family Bible. The 
town and family records frequently do not agree. 



iS6 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

b. Apr. 1853, d. 13 Nov. 1870. George Mars- 
ton held important positions under the Federal 
Government for twenty years, and resided in 
Washington, 
iv. Mary' b. 20 Dec. 1832, d. 24 Jan. 1833. 

27. V. Amos Sabin' b. 30 Oct. 1837. 

Mrs. Clark's gravestone, in Sandown, is inscribed 
as follows, according to a copy of the epitaph furnished 
by James Francis Savage, Esq., April 29, 1899 : 

IN I memory of | Mrs. Mary Clark | wife of\ Mr. Nathaniel Clark \ who 

died Sept. 27. 1818 | iEt. 34. 

Religion was her hope and aim^ 
Its excellence her life displayed ; 
And when the King of terrors came. 
Her mind on Christ was sweetly stayed. 

9 

DanieP {Davtd^) was born in Sandown, N. H., 7 
December, 1791, died 22 April, 1822, married 7 Octo- 
ber (? November),* 18 16, Anna, born 5 June, 1793, 
died 3 May, 1869, daughter of Col. John and Joanna 
(French) Eastman of Kingston, N. H. The Eastman 
Genealogy gives the date of Anna's birth as 2 1 July, 
1793. The children of DanieP were 

i. John Eastman' b. 14 Oct. 18 17, d. 27 Oct. 1820. 

28. ii. Daniel' b. 29 Sept. 1819, d. 5 June, 1900. 

iii. Mary Ann' b. 22 Dec. 1821, d. 11 Aug. 1823. 

10 

David^ (Dazncl^) of Lowell, Mass., was born in San- 
down, N. H., 4 February, 1794, died 24 November, 1834. 

• Daniel' Clark wrote that his parents were married 7 November, 181 6. 
James Francis Savage states that the date is / October in the family Bible at 
Sandown, and Amos Sabin Clark gave it as 7 October. 




AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 157 

He married 19 October, 181 7, Abigail Clarke, born 5 
April, 1795, died 27 August, 1879; she was his double 
cousin. She married secondly. Major Isaac Smith of 
Hampstead. (See p. 130.) David's children were 

i. Elizabeth Abby' b. in Pembroke, N. H., 14 May, 
1819, m. 12 Mar. 1837, George Washington 
Worthen of Lowell, b. in Bradford, Vt., 9 Oct. 
181 5, d. in Lowell, i Dec. 1892, son of Thomas 
and Susanna (Adams) Worthen. Mr. Worthen 
had lived in Lowell since 1835, and from 
1 846- 1 880 was superintendent of the engineer- 
ing department of the Lowell Manufacturing 
Company. He was a member of the city 
council in i860. The children were i. Fran- 
ces Abbj^ Wortlun b. 6 May, 1838, m. 12 Dec. 
1 861, Charles Henry Burbank b. 5 Oct. 1838, 
d. 21 Apr. 1894, and had Samueb Burbank of 
Lowell, b. 6 Sept. 1866, m. 16 Apr. 1890, 
Annie May Thompson, but has no children ; 
he is a member of the Massachusetts Society 
of the Sons of the American Revolution in 
right of five ancestors, including Nathaniel^ 
Clark, David* Clark and Nathaniel* Clark. 2. 
Susan Adam^ Worthen b. 24 May, 1841, d. 28 
May, 1 84 1. 3. Elizabeth Clark^ Worthen b. 
15 Aug. 1843, d. 16 Aug. 1843. 4- Janet 
Wrighfi Worthen b. 12 Oct. 1849, ™- ^3 J2"»« 
1886, Joseph Smith b. in Dublin, Ireland, 15 
Aug. 1853, and had Janet Worthen' Smith b. 
15 Nov. 1886, d. 3 Mar. 189a Mrs. Janet W. 
Smith is a member of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution. 

ii. John7 b. 4 Apr. 1822, d. 4 Apr. 1822. 

iii. Nathaniel^ b. 10 May, 1823, d. 10 May, 1823. 

iv. David' b. 10 May, 1823, d. 10 May, 1823. 
v. Susan Moody' b. 20 June, 1824, d. 7 Sept. 1824. 



iS8 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

vi. David' b. 29 Feb. 1828, d. 2 May, 1859, unmar- 
ried. He was educated in the public schools 
of Lowell and of Nashua, N. H. ; learned the 
printer's trade of Honorable Albin Beard, 
editor of the Nashua Telegraphy and later he 
studied the management of steam machinery, 
and took charge of a large sugar plantation 
in Cuba for several years, where he contracted 
consumption. In the spring of 1859 ^^ re- 
turned to Lowell and died. Judge Isaac Wil- 
liam Smith wrote of him : *' a young man of 
much promise and many noble qualities." 

11 

Nathaniel^ {Nathaniel^) of Plaistow, N. H., was born 
there 19 April, 1789, and died there 18 December, 
1869. He was selectman, representative in the Legis- 
lature in 1835 ^^^ 1836, and colonel of the 7th regi- 
ment, N. H. militia ; a man of integrity, independence 
of thought, and much esteemed. One record gives 
Salem, N. H., as his birthplace. He or his father was 
a trustee of Atkinson Academy, 1821-36. On 17 Sep- 
tember, 1878, his wife, Betsey, wrote *' My husband 
bore the name Nathaniel, a name carried down through 
many generations. I have lived to see four." She united 
with the Congregational Church of Plaistow and North 
Haverhill 13 November, 1825; his daughter Abigail 
7 September, 1851, his daughter Mary S. 2 November 
of that year; his daughter-in-law, Elizabeth (Cogswell) 
Clark and his daughter Ellen E. 3 May, 1863 ; his 
son Nathaniel H. and the three daughters of the latter 
7 May, 1876. Doubtless most of the descendants of 
Nathaniel* and Greenleaf * were baptized, but the church 
records are not accessible to the writer. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 159 

He married in Haverhill, 23 November, 1820, Bet- 
sey, bom 23 September, 1798, died in Plaistow, 2 
February, 1892, daughter of John and Abigail (Hazel- 
ton) Brickett. 

The children of NathanieP were 

29. i. Nathaniel Haven' b. 26 Feb. 1826, d. 27 Apr. 

1899. 
ii. Abigail' b. 19 Jan. 1832, d. 29 June, 1898, m. 9 
Sept. 185 1, Phineas Berkeley How of Haver- 
hill, leather dealer, b. 28 July, 1820, d. 30 Jan. 
1887, son of Phineas and Tryphena (Wheeler) 
How. In 1 861 P. B. How was of the firm of 
How & Mitchell, hatters on Fleet Street, 
Haverhill, and Mr. How was the third genera- 
tion of his family in that business in Haverhill. 
Children : i. Berkele/" How b. 10 July, 1852 ; 
he was a ranchman in Amarillo, Texas, and d. 
there 4 Mar. 1902. 2. Natlianiel Claris How 
b. 26 Nov. 1853, resides in Haverhill, and is a 
conductor on the Boston and Maine Railroad ; 
m. 16 July, 1 88 1, Emma Frances Wiggin. 3. 
Helen Wheeler^ How b. in Haverhill, 16 Nov. 
185s, m. 29 Jan. 1880, William Johnson Ed- 
wards and has i. Dora Moses^ Edwards b. 5 
Sept. 1880. ii. Charles Berkeley' Edwards b. 
22 Jan. 1883. iii. Clark How' Edwards b. 19 
Sept. 1884. They live in Haverhill. 4. Jared^ 
How (name changed from Jared S.) b. in Haver- 
hill, 9 Dec. 1857 ; lawyer in St. Paul, Minn. 5. 
Maty Claris How b. 17 Oct. i860, m. 4 
June, 1890, Walter Hunt Hersey and lives in 
Providence, R. I. 6. Harriet Frances^ How b. 
4 June, 1863, d. 29 Mar. 1864. 7. Margaret 
Jacksoff How b. 14 May, 1867, d. 20 Dec. 1867. 
iii Mary Smiths b. 29 Aug. 1833, d. 28 June, 1878, m. 
31 Jan. 1866, Luther Dana Peaslee of Kings- 



i6o NATHANIEL CLARKE 

ton, N. H., b. 12 Aug. 1810, son of Daniel and 
Elizabeth (Secomb) Peaslee. Luther D. Peas- 
lee was educated at Atkinson and Haverhill 
academies ; was a successful merchant, and 
dealt largely in lumber and real estate in Iowa, 
Wisconsin and New Hampshire. He was post- 
master twenty years and representative in the 
Legislature in 1881 and 1882. Children: i. 
Grace Bricketfi Peaslee b. 19 Nov. 1866, m. 
I June, 1893, William Henry Johnson and has 
Katharine^ Johnson b. in Augusta, Me., 24 Feb. 
1895. They live in Haverhill. 2. Cliarlotte 
France^ Peaslee b. 18 Apr. 1868. 3. Caroline 
Elizabeth^ Peaslee b. $ Nov. 1869, m. ii June, 
189s, Frederic Edward Wood and lives in 
Somerville, Mass. 4. Mary Claris Peaslee b. 
28 June, 1872, d. II June, 1878. Mr. L. D. 
Peaslee retired from business some years since, 
" but is still active and well and looks after 
his affairs" (1901). His daughters were mar- 
ried in Kingston. 
30. iv. Greenleaf7 b. 23 Aug. 1835. 

V. Ellen Elizabeth^ b. 6 Aug. 1837. 

12 

David^ {Nathaniel^^ of Atkinson, N. H., was born 
in Plaistow, N. H., 4 June, 1793, died 4 February, 1873. 
He was a selectman in 1859. He married 27 April, 
1830, Eliza, born 2 November, 1804, died 8 December, 
1859, daughter of Isaac and Lucy (Smith) Pollard of 
Plaistow. David^ married secondly, in Andover, Mass., 
21 April, 1 86 1, Sarah A., born in Strafford, N. H., 12 
October, 18 14, widow of Jonathan C. Clough, and 
daughter of Ebenezer and Abigail (Caverno) Hanson. 
David's wife, Eliza, joined the Congregational Church 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. i6i 

of Plaistow and North Haverhill 4 January, 1835 ; his 
second wife (before her marriage to him) 2 July, 1854 ; 
and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel P. Foote 7 May, 1876. 
David's children were 

i. Aaron Woodman^ b. 27 Feb. 1831. 
31. ii. Jerome^ b. 17 Jan. 1833. 

iii. Nathaniel^ b. 16 Feb. 1835. 
iv. Eliza Pollard^ b. 26 June, 1838, m. 25 Nov. 1857, 
Samuel Pettingill Foote of Haverhill, Mass., 
b. there 31 Jan. 1834, d. in Atkinson, 21 Mar. 
1897, son of Nathaniel and Mebitable (Martin) 
Foote, both born in Haverhill. Child : David 
Clark^ Foote b. 24 Nov. 1859, ™- ^^ ^he par- 
sonage in Atkinson, 7 Nov. 1901, Fannie May, 
dau. of Rev. Leonard Dodd of Haverhill. Rev. 
George H. Scott officiated. Samuel P. Foote 
lived in Atkinson. In 1902 Mrs. Foote was 
living on the David^ Clark homestead, near 
Atkinson depot, with her only child, David 
Clarke^ Foote. 
V. David Oliphant' b. 15 Apr. 1841, d. 11 June, 
1894, was educated at the Atkinson and Pem- 
broke academies ; entered the service of the 
Boston and Providence Railroad Company, 10 
August, 1863, and was a conductor fifteen 
years. About 1878 he engaged in the tack 
and nail business in Haverhill, and was of the 
firm of Clark & Dow, manufacturers of iron, 
brass, zinc, steel and copper shoe-nails and 
tacks, at the time of his decease. He was a 
sergeant in company K, 5th regiment, N. H. 
Vols., and was wounded at the battle of An- 
tietam by a shell, and discharged from the 
service in March, 1863, because of his wounds. 
He enlisted August, 1861, and was made a 
sergeant in October. The regiment was part 



1 62 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

of the First Corps of the Army of the Poto- 
mac, and Mr. Clark was at the siege of York- 
town, and in the battles of Fair Oaks, Savage's 
Station, White Oak Swamp, Charles City 
Cross-roads and Malvern Hill. He was also 
in the battles of Second Bull Run, South 
Mountain and Antietam. In 1868 he became 
a member of the Ancient and Honorable Ar- 
tillery Company. "Haverhill, June 11, 1894, 
David O. Clark, one of Haverhill's most prom- 
inent and prosperous business men, dropped 
dead in front of his nail manufactory on River 
Street about 6 o'clock this afternoon. De- 
ceased was a past eminent commander of 
Haverhill commandery K. T., and was the com- 
mandery's captain general." {Boston Herald^ 
12 June, 1894.) He was buried with Masonic 
honors. Mr. Clark was born in Atkinson, 
and resided there (1882) while doing business 
in Haverhill. He married 29 Oct. 1874, Sarah 
M. b. in Andover, Mass., 1846, dau. of Eben 
and Mary Tyler, but had no children. 

The David Clark farm, to which allusion was made 
on p. 143, consists of sixty acres, all in one field, said 
to be the largest field in the county, and the house 
was built about 18 16, according to one authority. 

13 

John Woodman* {Nathaniel^) of Boston, was born 
in Plaistow, N. H., 30 January, 1797, ^^'^^ ^9 Decem- 
ber, 1849. He was a West India trader. He married 
(intention 7 January, 18 19), Sarah, born 16 December, 
1787, died 18 December, 1846, daughter of John and 
Patience (Rogers) Mann of Scituate, Mass., and had 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 163 

i. Elizabeth^ b. ^ d. , m. William Buswell 

of Haverhill, Mass., and had i. William^ Bus- 
well, 2. Nathaniel^ Buswell, 3. Juliefi Bus- 
well, 4. Cltarlott^ Buswell^ but none of them 
were living in 1882. 

ii. John Woodman' b. 1821, d. , of Boston, 

mason, m. in Haverhill, 9 June, 1844, Sarah 
M. b. 1824, dau. of Elisha and Harriet Hutch- 
inson of Haverhill, and was killed in the Civil 
war, leaving no children. William ** Buzzell " 
was appointed administrator of the estate of 
John Woodman' Clark 15 September, 1863. 

iii. Sarah Ann' b. , m. William Buswell of 

Haverhill, but had no children. 

iv. Abigail Woodman' b. in Danvers , m. in 

Haverhill, 29 Nov. 1843, James C. Stuart of 
Haverhill, b. in Salem, N. H., who served in 
the Civil war, and d. prior to 1862. Children : 
I. George^ Stuart, 2, Charle^ Stuart, 3. 
Johff Stuart, 4. James^ Stuart, 5. Frank H} 
Stuart b. 11 Nov. 1856, d. in Haverhill, 6 Jan. 
1870. 6. Richard A.^ Stuart b. in Haverhill, 
12 Feb. 1859. 7- Emmcfi Stuart. 

Mrs. Buswell and Mrs. Stuart were both 
living in Haverhill in 1883. William Buswell 
married his deceased wife's sister. Mrs. Stuart 
joined the Congregational Church of Plaistow 
and North Haverhill 5 November, 1854. 



14 

Nathaniel* {Moses^) of Union, Me., was born in 
Haverhill, Mass., 25 November, 1805, and died in 
Union, i December, 1874. He married 16 May, 1832, 
Betsey Ann, born 25 June, 1808, died 8 August, 
1870, daughter of Jacob and Abigail Sibley of Union. 



1 64 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Nathaniel^ married secondly, January, 1871, Louisa, 
daughter of Jonathan Eastman. The children, born in 
Union, were 

i. Harriet Ann^ b. 11 Mar. 1833, ™- i^ Boston, 8 
Jan. 1856, Oliver Austin Peck b. 3 Sept. 1830, 
son of Oliver and Lucy (Austin) Peck of Wes- 
ton, Vt. Oliver A. Peck resides in Topeka, 
Kan. Children : i. Harriet Adcfi Peck b. 
20 Nov. 1857. 2. Elmer Austin^ Peck b. 19 
July, 1 861, m. 30 Sept. 1888, Addie Belle b. 
in Des Moines, lo., 27 Mar. 1871, dau. of Joseph 
and Ada M. (Chapin) Hunter, the former b. 
in Toledo, O., and the latter in Saratoga, N. Y. 
Children : i. Archie Austin^ Peck b. in To- 
peka, 10 July, 1889. ii. Edith Anabel' Peck 
b. in Topeka, 30 Sept. 1890. 

ii. Mary Electa^ b. 17 Sept. 1834, d. 6 Oct. 1834. 

iii. Sarah Persist b. 17 Sept. 1834, d. 8 Mar. 1894, 
m. 5 Dec. i860, Henry Persis McCrillis b. in 
Skowhegan, Me., d. i Apr. 1868, son of John 
and Sophia McCrillis. Child : Flora Maj^ 
McCrillis b. 10 May, 1862, m. 4 Jan. 1887, 
Charles Prescott Pond of Norwood, Mass., b. 
8 Nov. 1858, son of Charles Prescott and Julia 
Pond, and has Harold Prescott^ Pond b. 19 Feb. 
1889. Mrs. McCrillis m. secondly, 5 Apr. 
1869, Miles Fowler Hartford, who d. 18 Nov. 
1873. Child : Benjamin Franklif^ Hartford b. 
25 Jan. 1873, and lives (1901) in Auburn, Me., 
unmarried. 

iv. Martha EUen^ b. 24 June, 1836, d. 12 Oct. 
1858. 

V. Octavius Leonard^ b. 18 Jan. 1840, d. 20 June, 
1876, unmarried. 

vi. Julia Frances^ b. 9 Mar. 1842, d. r6 Oct. 1900, 
m. 10 Feb. 1870, John Rogers Colby of Mel- 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 165 

rose, Mass., b. in Dover, N. H., d. (? in Mel- 
rose,) 30 Sept. 1896, son of Rev. John Taylor 
Oilman and Camela Colby. Mr. Colby was a 
pharmacist. Child : Homer Wayland^ Colby 
b. 30 Apr. 1874, m. 13 May, 1897, Edith 
Louisa b. in Chelsea, Mass., 25 Oct. 1876, 
dau. of Isaac Granville and Arianna (Hamlin) 
Tufts, and has Kenneth Tufts^ Colby b. in 
West Medford, Mass. 

32. vii. Nathaniel Sibley^ b. 16 Sept. 1847. 

33. viii. Frank Algeroy^ b. 31 Dea 1855. 

15 

Leonard^ (Moses^) of Derry, N. H., was born in 
Haverhill, Mass., 6 February, 18 10, and died of a 
cancer in Rockport, Mass., 28 November, 1889, where 
he had resided for some years with his step-daughter, 
Mary Colby, who is married He was a farmer, and 
lived in Derry on the Chester road, three-quarters 
of a mile northeast of Beaver Pond. The buildings 
have been unoccupied for a long time (1896). 

He married in 1845, Sophronia, born in Rockport, 
8 April, 18 1 2, died of paralysis in Derry, 16 March, 

1886, widow of Colby, and daughter of Solomon 

and Hannah (Jordan) Pool, both of whom were born 
in Rockport. 

The children of Leonard^ were 

i. Sarah Jordan' b. 5 June, 1846, d. 17 Oct. 1861. 

ii. Moses Leonard' b. 26 Mar. 1848 (24 Apr. 1848, 

town record), d. 28 Jan. 1862. 

iii. Howard P.' b. 17 Nov. 1850, d. 13 Dec. 1861. 

iv. Hannah' b. 22 Dec. 1852, d. 25 Nov. 1861. 

V. Leverett K.' b. 3 June, 1856, d. 19 Oct. 1861. 

vi. Alfred' b. 22 Sept. 1859, d. 24 Oct. 1861. 



i66 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

The four older children were born in Haverhill, and 
they all died in Derry, and were buried there. See 
gravestones in Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry. The 
great mortality in the family was caused by " malignant 
fever. " 

16 

John* {Theodore^) of Pittsfield, N. H., where he was 
born 4 October, 1802, and died 6 January, 1885. 
Farmer and fuller. He was a captain in the militia of 
New Hampshire, and was an active Whig until the 
party ceased to exist. For sixty-one years he never 
failed to attend town meeting, or to cast his vote at a 
State election, and for twenty-one years he was parish 
clerk of the Congregational Church of which he and 
his wife became members in 1832. He was buried on 
the 9th in the new cemetery in Pittsfield, where rest 
the remains of his wife, three daughters and a grand- 
child. 

Rev. Mr. Greeley of Gilmanton officiated at the 
funerals of John^ and of his wife. 

The remains of the child, Sarah Caroline, who died 
of scarlet fever in 1836, were removed soon after her 
mother's death in 1876 from the old graveyard to her 
father's lot in the new cemetery, and her light-brown 
hair was found to be well preserved. She was a bright, 
pretty child, with blue eyes, and the only one of the 
family that had light hair. 

The photograph from which the portrait opposite was 
made was taken about 1870, and th^ facsimile is of 
his signature in his eighty-second year. 

The following is an extract from a notice of him in 
the local paper {The Analecta, January 10, 1885) : 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 167 

DEATH OF A VALUED CITIZEN. 

On Tuesday morning, January 6, at 10.30 o'clock, passed from 
earthly cares one of the oldest citizens, Mr. John Clarke, aged 82 
years, 3 months, 2 days. Death's instrument in his removal was 
the dread disease, pneumonia. Deceased was the oldest native 
resident of this town. 

Mr. Clarke was a member of the Congregational church, and 
for many years its efficient clerk. His penmanship at that time is 
said to be a model of neatness and precision. Possessing a strong 
constitution, and maintaining careful regimen and good habits, he 
was able at the last to fight for seven weeks a disease which gen- 
erally proves fatal in much less time. 

A strong characteristic in his actions was his substantially de- 
ciding in the right, and holding to a decided opinion. No one 
thought of questioning his decision. In his dealings he was square 
and upright, and he won the high respect of all who knew him. 

The house in which he lived for sixty years, with the 
exception of a single year, about 1844, when he rented 
and occupied a farm in Northwood, N. H., was built by 
him when he was first married, and was on land that 
had belonged to his father. Within the past sixteen 
years (1901) the house has been greatly changed, and 
the front only presents an appearance similar to what 
it did in Capt. John's lifetime. The outbuildings are 
either new or made over, and it seems hardly worth 
while to have in this book a picture of the house as 
it is. The pond near the house is still (1901) known 
as Clark's pond, and is almost the only familiar object 
to the writer. 

Capt. John married 2 March, 1825, Asenath, born in 
Loudon, N. H., 19 February, 1801, died in Pittsfield, 
10 May, 1876, daughter of Stephen and Mary (San- 
born) Wells.* Stephen Wells was a soldier in the 

• She was daughter of Benjamin* Sanborn of Deerfield, N. II., who was 
fourth in descent from Lieut. John Sanborn' of Hampton, N. II., who was son 



1 68 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Revolution, and is said to have been one of Washing- 
ton's body-guard during the winter at Valley Forge, and 
had the rank of lieutenant either in the Continental 
Army or in the militia. He was born 28 January, 1753, 
and died in Loudon, 19 November, 1835 ; his wife was 
born 23 January, 1763, and died 5 September, 1827. 
John^ Clark's children, all born in Pittsfield, were 

i. Mary Ann^ b. , 1825, d. in Exeter, N. H., 

16 Mar. 1895, m. 8 July, 1840, Samuel E. 
Brown and had i . Mary Elliott Brawn b. 7 
Apr. 1850, d. 8 Apr. 1850. 2. Horace Greelej^ 
Brown b. 16 Jan. 1852, d. 25 Sept. 1852. 3. 
Frederic Oberlit^ Brown b. 9 Aug. 1854, d. 25 
Aug. 1854. 4. Frank McDuffe^ Brown h, 22 
Feb. 1856, d. 24 Apr. 1856. 

34. ii. Samuel Greeley^ b. 17 June, 1827, d. 19 Apr. 

1887. 

35. iii. Benjamin Wells' b. 2 Nov. 1828, d. 23 July, 

1897. 

iv. Sarah Caroline' b. 8 Apr. 1830, d. 10 Jan. 1836. 

v. Eliza Jane' b. 15 Nov. 1831, d. Wednesday, 8 
May, 1 90 1, at 10.30 P. M., of pneumonia after 
a brief illness. She m. 22 Dec. 1850, Cyrus 
B. Green of Loudon, N. H., who d. early in 
1897, and was buried in a lot in the new 
cemetery in Pittsfield, and a monument has 

of John, who came from Der])yshire, Eng. The mother of Benjamin* Sanborn 
was Mary* Sanboni, a granddaughter of Ueut. John* Sanborn, and also of 
Capt. Samuel Sherburne, the Indian fighter, who was killed by the Indians, 4 
August, 1691. Mary (Sanl)orn) Wells's mother was Theodate Batchelder, and 
her (Mar}''s) ancestry included the Coffins, Taylors, Beans, Pages, Hutchinses, 
Dearboms, Wards, Swetts, Wearcs, Smiths, and other Hampton families. She 
was also descended from Ambrose Gibbons. Her grandfather, " Squire** Peter 
Sanborn of Kingston, N. IT., who was a member of the Third Provincial Con- 
gress in 1775, is said to have walked twenty miles the day before his death, in 
Januar)', 1810, wlum nearly ninety seven years old. The prominence of the 
San boms in New Hampshire is too well known to require any comment. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 169 

been placed there. Children : i. John Fred^ 

Green b. 5 Dec. 1858, m. , and has i. 

Stephen Wells^ Green b. 15 Aug. 1892, and 
three younger children. 2. Nellie Jan^ Green 
b. I Jan. 1866, m. 29 Nov. 1882, Henry Bunker 
of Barnsteady N. H., who d. i Aug. 1886, and 
had one child. She m. secondly, 24 Aug. 1890, 
Horace Melvin Garland of Bamstead, and has 
two children. In 1897 they lived in Pittsfield. 

36. vi. John Theodore^ b. 20 Oct. 1833. 

vii. Sarah Caroline^ b. 31 Aug. 1835, d. in Loudon, 
N. H., 30 June, 1889, and was buried there 
2 July ; the Rev. Mr. Greeley of Gilmanton 
officiated at the funeral. She m. 28 Mar. 
1859, Perley W. Rowell of Loudon, b. 22 Dec. 
1823, and had i. Sarah W? Rowell b. 22 
Nov. 1862. 2. George W} Rowell b. 30 Dec. 
1867. Both Sarah W. and George W. Rowell 
graduated at Pembroke Academy in 1888. The 
middle name of one or both of them is Worster 
or Worcester. Mrs. Sarah Caroline^ (Clarke) 
Rowell was educated at Pittsfield and Berwick 
academies, and before her marriage taught 
school very successfully in Loudon and Chi- 
chester, N. H., and in Lynnfield, Mass. She 
also taught, it is said, at the Pittsfield Academy. 
See The Analecta (Pittsfield) July 5, 1889. 
She united with the Congregational Church in 
Pittsfield in 1852. Mr. Rowell was a member 
of the Legislature in 1901, '02. 

37. viii. Stephen Wells^b. 30 June, 1837, d. 24 Apr. 1889. 

ix. Anna Greeley^ b. 24 Dec. 1838, m. 17 Dec. 1859, 
Solon Greenleaf Blaisdell b. in Danville, Vt., 
II Feb. 1834, son of Greenleaf C. and Eme- 
line (Babbitt) Blaisdell. In 1849 Solon went 
to Pittsfield, N. H., and learned the saddler's 
trade, but attended Phillips Academy in Dan- 



170 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

ville when he had the means. On 1 1 August, 
1856, he left New York for San Francisco, by 
steamer " George Low," having a rough pas- 
sage ; had considerable success mining, but in 
July, 1859, l^e returned to Pittsfield. On 5 
September, 1862, he enlisted from Pittsfield 
as fourth sergeant of company F, 12th regi- 
ment, N. H. Vols., soon became first sergeant, 
was slightly wounded 3 June, 1864, and was 
commissioned second lieutenant 18 May, 1865. 
He was present at the capture of Richmond, 
and was honorably discharged; resumed his 
business at Pittsfield, and was town clerk 
there for two years. On 3 October, 1870, he 
went to California, and in May, 1873, removed 
from San Francisco to San Diego, where he 
was in the harness business two years. From 
1875 to 1886 he had an apiary in Poway, from 
1886 to 1896 he was a florist in Coronado, and 
then went to Denver, Col. for his health, but 
returned to California, and died at the resi- 
dence of his son. Dr. Frank Ellsworth* Blais- 
dell, at Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras County, 
6 April, 1897. The funeral was at the Epis- 
copal Church there, and his remains were in- 
terred at Mokelumne Hill. In Poway he had 
extensive ranches, and in 1882 was elected 
county supervisor for two years.* The chil- 
dren, all born in Pittsfield, were i. Frank 
Ellsworth^ Blaisdell b. 13 Mar. 1862; widely 
known as a naturalist. He graduated at the 
Cooper Medical College in November, 1889, 
and had a successful practice in Mokelumne. 

• Mr. Blaisdell found the position of supervisor diflficult, owing to the fact 
that the county, San Diego, contained 14,500 square miles, nearly 1,000 square 
miles more than the combined areas of the States of Vermont, Rhode Island 
and Delaware. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 1 7 1 

" Frank, when he came from Cape Nome — 
where he went on a collecting trip — accepted 
a position in the Cooper Medical College in 
San Francisco." [Letter of Anna Greeley^ 
(Clarke) Blaisdell, dated San Diego, 17 June, 
1901.] He had been ofiFered this position pre- 
viously, which is that of instructor in embry- 
ology and comparative anatomy. In 1902 he 
was chief demonstrator. He m. at Mokelumne 
Hill, 18 Feb. 1894, Ella Kelley, dau. of Samuel 
Churter and Emily Caroline Peek, and has 
Frank Ellsworth' Blaisdell, Jr., b. 31 Mar. 
1896. Mr. Peek is a prominent citizen and 
owns much land at Mokelumne Hill, and his 
daughter was born there. Some of his land 
contains veins of gold. 2 John Clark^ Blais- 
dell b. 16 Sept. 1864, d. in San Francisco, 17 
June, 1 87 1. 3. Emeline Greelej^ Blaisdell b. 
10 Apr. 1866, d. in Pittsfield, N. H., 16 Aug. 

1866. 4. Elmer Sargenfi Blaisdell b. 30 Sept. 

1867, d. in San Francisco, i July, 1871. 
Elmer was named by his uncle John Theodore' 
Clarke for a friend of his. 

There is little doubt that all the children of Capt. John 
Clark were baptized, probably by the ministers of the 
church in Pittsfield. He was quite devout, and pro- 
nounced a blessing before each meal. 

The inscription on the two stones and small monu- 
ment in the family lot in the new cemetery in Pitts- 
field, which cemetery dates from 1864, are as follows : 

CAPT. I JOHN CLARK | DIED | Jan. 6, 1885, | iE 82 ys. 3ms. 2 ds. 

The other gravestone is inscribed : 

ASENATH WELLS | Wife of | John Clark, | Died | May 10. 1876. | FL 75 

y*8. 2 m*», 21 d's. I I SARAH CAROLINE | Their Dau. 

Died I Jan. 10, 1836, | /E. 5 y's. 9 m's. 2 d's. 

[Stone made by Cummings Bros.] 



172 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

A small white marble monument, in the corner of the 
lot farthest from the village, marks the grave of 

EMMA G. I dau. of | Solon G, &* Anna G, \ BlaisdeU, | died | Aug. i6, 1866, | 

i^. 4 ms. 6 ds. 

Mrs. Mary Ann (Clarke) Brown is buried next to 
this child. 

17 

Greenleaf* {Theodore^) of Pittsfield, N. H., where he 
was born 14 October, 1809, and died 10 August, 1875. 
A farmer. When about twenty years of age he was 
shot in the face and chest by a half-witted boy who 
had got possession of a gun. It is said that these 
wounds affected his health many years later, and 
that the throat trouble of which he died was caused 
by them. His niece, Mrs. Mary A. C. Brown, wrote 
a graphic description of seeing him brought home 
wounded, and an account of the accident, in a letter 
dated 13 January, 1883. The monument in his lot is 
one of the handsomest and most massive in the new 
cemetery in Pittsfield. The inscription reads 



€ 



GREENJ.EAF Ci.ARKE, | DIED | Aug. lo, 1874, | M, 64 YS. 10 MS. 
MARY A. I HIS WIFE, DIED | MAY 14. 1898, | J¥.. 81 YS. 2 MS. 

CLARKE 

He married 3 February, 1854, Mary Ann, born 14 
March, 18 17, died 14 May, 1898, daughter of William 
and Eleanor (Peavey) Nutter of Barnstead, N. H., 
and had 

i. Sarah Ellen^ b. i June, 1856, m. in Pittsfield, 13 
June, 1900, Rev. Joseph Orrin Tasker b. 10 
May, 1826, son of Joseph and Sally (True) 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 173 

Tasker. Rev. Mr. Tasker was a business man 
and entered the ministry in later life. He 
now lives in Stoddard, N. H. 

18 

Nathaniel^ {Theodore^^ of Pittsfield, N. H., was born 
there 7 June, 1823, died 26 November, 1851. He 
taught school in Exeter, and is said to have been one 
of the best mathematicians in the State. He was also 
an excellent pharmacist, and much respected as a 
citizen. His death was from lung fever after a brief 
illness. He joined the Congregational Church in Pitts- 
field in 1837. He married 25 October, 1848, Arvilla 
P., born 30 April, 1824, died May or June, 1901, 
daughter of Daniel Tilton of Deerfield, N. H., and had 

i. Georgiana^ b. in Pittsfield, 13 Oct. 1849, m. 28 
Jan. 1875, George Henry Sanborn of Haver- 
hill, Mass., b. in Deerfield, N. H., 14 Nov. 
1849, hut has no children. Mr. Sanborn is a 
relative of the late Mrs. Asenath (Wells) 
Clark, whose mother was a Sanborn. 
38. ii. Herbert Nathaniel' b. 21 Sept. 1851. 

19 

William Cogswell^ (^Greenleaf^) of Manchester, 
N. H., was born in Atkinson, N. H., 10 December, 
1 8 10, and attended the academy there. He graduated 
with honor at Dartmouth College in 1832, and received 
the degree of A. M. ; was principal of Gilmanton Acad- 
emy one year, at the same time reading law, which he 
continued at the Law School of Harvard University 
and with Stephen Carr Lyford, A. M., of Meredith 
Bridge ; admitted to the bar in 1836, and practiced four 
years in Meredith, when he was made county solicitor 



174 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

on the creation of Belknap County and held that office 
from 1840-44. In the spring of 1844 he moved to 
Manchester, and in 1 846 was one of the committee of 
seven chosen by the town to obtain from the Legisla- 
ture a city charter; in August, 1846, Mr. Clarke was a 
candidate for first mayor of the new city, but withdrew 
his name after the first election, a majority then being 
necessary to elect, no candidate receiving more than 
a plurality. From 1846-48 he was chief engineer of 
the fire department; in 1854 he was again the Demo- 
cratic candidate for mayor, and in 1858 a member of 
the board of aldermen. He was also a member of the 
State Constitutional Convention of 1850, city solicitor 
1849-51, judge of probate for Hillsborough County 
from 1 85 1 to 1856, when the political changes caused 
his removal ; was offered a seat on the supreme bench 
in 1855, which he declined; first treasurer of the 
Manchester and Lawrence Railroad Company, 3 1 July, 
1847 — 8 February, 1849, when he resigned, its attor- 
ney at different periods, and clerk of the company from 
28 February, 1854, until his decease; an original di- 
rector of the Manchester and City banks, serving for 
the former from 1845 ^^ 1849, ^"d for the latter from 
1853 to 1863 ; trustee for twenty years of the Man- 
chester Savings Bank, and for many years of the 
Athenaeum, until it was succeeded by the present City 
Library, when he was elected a trustee and clerk of 
the board ; also trustee of Gilmanton Academy, and 
served on the board of visitors to the United States 
Military Academy at West Point in 1854. At his 
decease he had been a trustee of the City Library for 
eighteen years. In 1863 he was appointed attorney- 
general of New Hampshire for a term of five years, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 175 

and again in 1868, and filled the office with distin- 
guished ability until his death. 

Mr. Clarke was a Democrat until the Civil war, 
when he became a Republican. On 17 June, 1863, he 
was temporary chairman of the great mass meeting, 
said to have been attended by thirty thousand people, 
at Concord, N. H. He read the call for this gathering, 
the purpose of which was to sustain the administration 
in the prosecution of the war. Previously Mr. Clarke 
had been instrumental in organizing the Democrats 
who were in favor of the war as a Union party, and 
in 1862 and 1863 they ran a separate ticket. He was 
one of the earliest members and first officers of the 
Second Congregational or Franklin Street Church ; a 
gentleman of fine presence, integrity and honor, an 
experienced lawyer, and a faithful public servant. He 
died suddenly in Manchester, 25 April, 1872, and his 
funeral was attended by many eminent men. There 
were numerous tributes to his high character, and the 
resolutions of the Manchester Bar contained these 
words : ** He was a faithful officer, a wise counsellor, 
a respected citizen, and a Christian gentleman. He 
was courteous in manner, efficient in duty, upright in 
character, and an ornament to his profession." The 
Hillsborough County Bar and the Manchester Com- 
mon Council also passed resolutions expressing appre- 
ciation. 

The History of Manchester, 1875, contains a portrait 
and sketch of Mr. Clarke, as does also the volume 
entitled ''Successful New Hampshire Men," 1882. 

He married 1834, Anna Maria, born 12 October, 
181 1, died in Lake Village, N. H., 19 April, 1883, 
daughter of Stephen Leavitt and Anna (Norton) 



176 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Greeley. Her father was fifth in descent from Andrew 
Greeley of Salisbury, Mass. Stephen Leavitt Greeley 
and Anna Norton were both descended from Governors 
John Winthrop and Thomas Dudley. Stephen's home- 
stead in Gilmanton is now (190 1) owned by his grand- 
daughter Julia Cogswell Clarke. Mrs. Clarke was an 
intellectual and most estimable lady. The children, all 
born in Manchester, were 

39. i. Stephen Greeley^ b. 20 Sept. 1834. 

ii. Anna Norton^ b, 2 Aug. 1838, d. in Boston, 18 
May, 1890, m. 5 June, 1866, Robert Metcalf 
Appleton of Lake Village, N. H., now (1901) 
of Roxbury, Mass. Mr. Appleton is a mer- 
chant in Boston, b. in Leicester, England, 20 
Aug. 1834, son of Thomas and Sarah (Met- 
calf) Appleton. No children. 

iii. Julia Cogswell^ b. i Sept. 1844. She has taught 
in the State Normal School in Framingharo, 
Mass., and was for sixteen years a teacher in 
Chauncy Hall School, Boston. At the close 
of the school year in 1896 Miss Clarke left 
Chauncy Hall School, and has since graduated 
at the Boston Institute of Osteopathy, and is 
now (1901) a physician in Boston. 

iv. Edmund Greenleaf^ b. 20 Aug. 1846, d. 19 Aug. 

1847. 

40. V. Greenleaf' b. 16 Dec. 1849. 

20 

Francis^ i^Greenleap') of Andover, Mass., was born 
in Atkinson, N. H., 28 March, 1814, and died 10 
July, 1852. He studied medicine with Dr. George 
Cogswell of Bradford, for two years, and with Drs. 
Channing, Lewis and Warren one year. He gradu- 
ated from the Medical School of Harvard University 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 177 

with honor in 1835, having taken the " Boylston 
Prize" for the best dissertation on a given subject 
connected with medicine ; settled in Andover as a 
physician in 1835, but was obliged to give up prac- 
tice because of failing health. In 1845 1^^ became 
connected with a manufacturing company at Ballard- 
vale. He died of consumption after a long illness, 
which he had endured with patience and fortitude. 
Francis* Clarke is described as amiable and a favorite 
with children. Although he was an invalid and his voice 
impaired, he took pleasure in entertaining his young 
relatives. He married 9 July, 1839, Sarah Fisher, 
born 7 March, 181 7, died 8 June, 1849, daughter of 
Abraham and Mary (Sykes) Marland. Mr. Marland 
was born in Ashton Parish, Lancashire, England, and 
came to Andover, Mass., in 1807, where he engaged 
in manufacture ; later he founded the Marland Manu- 
facturing Company. He was a prominent citizen and 
zealous Churchman, and through his exertions the first 
Episcopal Church in that town was organized. His 
daughter, Mary Sykes Marland, was the wife of Francis 
Cogswell, brother of Mrs. Julia (Cogswell) Clarke. 
The children of Francis were 

i. Sarah Frances^ b. S June, 1840, d. in Maiden, 
Mass., 14 Mar. 1899, and was buried in An- 
dover, the 17th. Her autograph (1879) is 
Sarah Francis, 

ii. b. , d. young. 

41. iii. Amasa' b. 14 Jan. 1844. 

42. iv. Francis' b. 18 May, 1849. 

21 

Greenleaf* {Greenlea/^) of Atkinson, N. H., where 
he was born 7 May, 18 16, and died 18 August, i888. 



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178 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

He was educated at the Atkinson Academy, and was 
principal of the Lynn High School when a young* man, 
but returned to Atkinson, and was justice of the peace 
and quorum, representative in the Legislature 1842, 
1843 ^^d 1877, councillor from the ist district 1850 
and 1 85 1, on Governor Hubbard's staff, with the rank 
of colonel, in 1842. In 1846 he was a selectman. He 
was appointed by the Governor and Council special 
commissioner of the Boston and Maine Railroad in 
1846 and served until 1856 inclusive. He was again 
appointed in 1880 for four years. In 1876 he was a 
member of the Constitutional Convention, and in 1878 
was elected to the Senate for two years from the 21st 
district, as a Republican, and served on the Senate 
committees on railroads, finance, corporations and 
agriculture. He was the treasurer of the trustees of 
Atkinson Academy, from 1866 until his death a 
member of that board, and in 1887, as its president, 
he made the opening address at the centennial cele- 
bration of the Academy. The Honorable Nathaniel 
Haven^ Clark also spoke on that occasion, represent- 
ing the Governor. In 1883 ^^1- Greenleaf Clarke was 
elected a member of the New Hampshire Historical 
Society. 

Greenleaf Clarke was a grantee and surveyor, and 
afterward director, of the Manchester and Lawrence 
Railroad Company, and a leading trustee of the New 
England Agricultural Society. He was not only an 
extensive farmer, but was interested in the lumber 
business, and did considerable land surveying. In 
religion he was a Congregationalist, and was a Royal 
Arch Mason. ** In private and public life his influence 
was always exerted for good, his word was unques- 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 179 

tioned, and his integrity and character above the 
breath of suspicion." He died suddenly of heart dis- 
ease at 5.35 P. M., 18 August. His funeral was at 2 
o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, and was " probably the 
largest private funeral ever seen in town." He was 
buried in the old graveyard in Atkinson on the 21st. 
Rev. Cjeorge Edwards Hill officiated. 

The Haverhill Bulletin paid the following tribute to 
the deceased : 

Greenleaf Clarke was a typical product of the New England 
farm. He was a man in whom native capacity and shrewd sense 
united with an honest purpose to command a general respect and 
liking. Of strong convictions, but fair-minded, frank, hearty, even- 
tempered, he had many and warm friends and scarce an enemy. 
Few men in southern Rockingham have been more, or more 
deservedly, prominent. An active politician, he was given oppor- 
tunities for the conduct of civil affairs ; a man of good judgment, 
his advice was sought in matters of moment ; with a character of 
unclouded integrity, he was intrusted with the management of 
funds and estates. And in whatever situation he was placed he 
acquitted himself with credit. Outside of our own townsmen we 
shall miss no more familiar figure than his from our public streets. 
And to some of our citizens, themselves born not far from his 
birthplace, his death will bring a more personal loss, and renew 
that sense of loneliness which, in the nature of things, advancing 
years emphasize to all of us, and with increasing force. 

Col. Greenleaf Clarke was six feet in height, which 
was two inches more than either of his brothers, Will- 
iam C. or John B. Greenleaf was very genial and 
kindly, and greatly esteemed. 

Mrs. Sarah J. Clarke joined the Congregational 
Church of Plaistow and North Haverhill 4 March, 1855 ; 
daughter Mary C. 7 September, 1873 ; daughter Sarah 
N. 7 May, 1876, and he himself 3 September of that 
year. 



i8o NATHANIEL CLARKE 

He married 15 March, 1855, Sarah Jane, born 2 
July, 1829, died in Atkinson, after an illness of two 
years or more, at 4 P. M., 10 April, 1888, daug-hter of 
Silas and Lucy (Noyes) Noyes of Atkinson. Mrs. 
Clarke was a lady of high character and much esteemed. 
Her funeral was on Friday the 13th, and Rev. David 
Bremner officiated. 

The children, all born in Atkinson, were 

i. Sarah Noyes' b. 3 Apr. 1856. 

ii. Mary Coburn' b. 9 Dec. 1857. 

iii. Greenleaf 7 b. 5 June, 1862. In 1888 he was of 
the firm of Tarbox & Clarke, wholesale grain 
dealers in Boston, and is (1902) connected with 
Frank N. Rand, real estate and insurance 
broker, in Haverhill, Mass. 

The daughters of Col. Greenleaf Clarke have sold 
the old homestead in Atkinson, and now live on Court 
Street in Exeter, N. H. At the centennial celebration 
of Atkinson Academy, 1887, a poem by Sarah Noyes 
Clarke was read. (See the published account of the 
exercises of the day.) 

22 

Moses^ {Greenleaf^) was born in Atkinson, N. H., 
18 January, 18 18. His earlier education was acquired 
at the academy in his native village, which he left 
to enter, in 1837, Pembroke Academy in Pembroke, 
N. H., graduating i August, 1838; among his class- 
mates was Governor Charles Henry Bell, LL. D., of 
Exeter, N. H. The succeeding year Moses taught an 
academy in Danvers, Mass., and in the summer of 
1840 went to Meredith Bridge (now Laconia), N. 
H., where he resided four months with his brother, 




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AND HIS DESCENDANTS, i8i 

William Cogswell Clarke, studying medicine with the 
late Dr. Josiah Crosby of Manchester, N. H., then at 
Meredith Bridge. Thence he went to Dartmouth Med- 
ical College, receiving his degree in November, 1842. 
While at Hanover he was a member of a private class 
instructed by Prof. Dixi Crosby, M. D., LL. D., Prof. 
Edmund Randolph Peaslee, M. D., LL. D., and Prof. 
Oliver Pay son Hubbard, M. D., LL. D. As a student 
Dr. Clarke was not very fond of books, but had a 
practical mind and retentive memory, which enabled 
him to turn to account whatever he saw done or heard 
described ; yet he was a faithful, diligent student, and 
a favorite with all his instructors. 

Soon after graduation he began to practice in 
Derry, N. H., where he remained until the fall of 

1844, when he went to Wethersfield, Conn., and took 
the practice of the late Dr. Archibald Welch. Dr. 
Clarke moved, early in 1845, ^^ Cambridge, Mass., 
settling in Ward Three (East Cambridge), where he 
spent the remainder of his life. For many years he 
had been a sufferer from a pulmonary disease, but 
the resolute courage with which he persevered in a 
large and increasing practice rendered the extent of 
his disease unsuspected. He continued active in his 
profession until January, 1864, when the loss of both 
voice and strength compelled him to relinquish it. 
He died on the morning of Sunday, 27 March, 1864, 
and was buried in Cambridge Cemetery. From nu- 
merous tributes to his memory the following have been 
selected : 

He was admitted to the Massachusetts Medical Society in 

1845, and was one of its councillors in 1854. He was one of 
the most active members of the Middlesex South District 



i83 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Medical Society from its organization in i8si« and was one of 
its censors from 1857 to 1863, and twice represented it at the 
meetings of the American Medical Association. He was the 
city physician of Cambridge from 185 1 until his death. From 
1848 to 1862, excepting the years 1855, i860 and 1861, he 
was a member of the School Committee of Cambridge, and 
for many years was the secretary of the Board. From 1861 
until the time of his death, he was one of the vice-presidents 
of the East Cambridge Five Cents Savings Bank. 

He was chairman of the standing committee of the Evan- 
gelical Congregational Society of East Cambridge from 1852 
until his death, and, in connection with his work as city 
physician, he devoted a part of every Sunday to the religious 
instruction of the inmates of the almshouse, — a practice 
which he continued after the condition of his throat rendered 
speaking laborious and exhaustive. 

To Dr. Clarke's nobility as a man and skill as a physician, 
his associates in public and private life bear ample witness. 
Resolutions passed by the Board of Overseers of the Poor of 
Cambridge speak in the highest terms of his fidelity in the 
discharge of his duties as city physician ; and his fellows 
of the Middlesex Medical Society paid a warm tribute to his 
memory. He devoted a great deal of time to the schools, and 
was unceasing in his efforts to get good teachers, in detecting 
whom he had a rare faculty. 

Dr. Clarke married in Northampton, Mass., 9 Sep- 
tember, 1844, Laura Woolsey, born 5 June, 181 7, 
daughter of Col. Cecil and Mary (Clap) Dwight of 
Northampton. Col. Dwight was son of Major Timothy 
Dwight, A. M. (Yale 1744), born at Fort Dummer, 
27 May, 1726, the first white child born in what is 
now Vermont, and who owned three thousand acres of 
land in Northampton and vicinity. The Major's father 




Mrs. Laura Woolsev (Dwight) Cl,i 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 183 

was Col. Timothy Dwight of Northampton, the builder 
and first commander of Fort Dummer, 1724-26. The 
latter was son of Nathaniel Dwight of Hatfield, an 
able man, and grandson of Col. Samuel Partridge of 
Hatfield, Mass., and of Capt. Timothy Dwight of 
Dedham, Mass., the latter a son of John Dwight of 
Dedham, 1634. The distinguished Timothy Dwight, 
A. M. (Yale 1769), S. T. D. (Princeton 1787), LL. D. 
(Harvard 1810), president of Yale College 1795-1817, 
was an elder brother of Col. Cecil Dwight, and their 
mother, Mary Edwards, was daughter of the noted Rev. 
Jonathan Edwards, A. M., perhaps the greatest theo- 
logian in the history of New England, and his wife, 
Sarah, daughter of Rev. James Pierpont, A. M. 

Mrs. Clarke was sister of William Cecil Dwight, 
M. D. (A. M. Yale 1844), and of Rev. Timothy 
Dwight, A. M. (Amherst 1827). She was also con- 
nected with the Hookers and Woolseys, names insep- 
arably identified with the religious history of Massa- 
chusetts and Connecticut, and with the growth of 
Yale College. 

Dr. Clarke made her acquaintance when residing 
in Derry, N. H., and while she was principal of the 
Adams Female Seminary, which position she held 
from 1 841 — . She was long ill with consumption, 
and died in Cambridge, Mass., 16 January, 1858, and 
was buried in Northampton with her two children. 

He married secondly, 28 September, 1859, Frances 
Lucy Elizabeth, born in Worcester, Mass., 22 April, 
1833, died 19 December, 1859, daughter of Simeon 
and Lucy (Shepard) Hastings of Worcester. 

Dr. Clarke married thirdly, 17 February, 1864, Mary 
Watson, born in Worcester, 13 January, 18 18, died 4 



i84 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

November, 1897, sister of his second wife and widow 
of Lysander C. Clark of Worcester. 
The children of Moses* Clark were 

i. William Cogswell^ b. 16 Aug. 1845, d. 12 Aug. 

1847. 
ii. Laura Dwight' b. 10 Nov. 1847, d. i July, 1853. 

43. iii. Maurice Dwight^ b. 2 Nov. 185 1. 

44. iv. Charles Cecils b. 15 Apr. 1854. 

23 

John Badger* (^Greenleaf^) of Manchester, N. H., 
was born in Atkinson, N. H., 30 January, 1820, died 
of heart disease, (as did his brothers William Cogs- 
well and Greenleaf,) in Manchester, 29 October, 1891. 
His Christian name he derived from the Badger family, 
noted in the annals of New Hampshire, from which he 
was descended. (See pp. 145, 146.) Mr. Clarke was 
such a remarkable man, and so much has been written 
about him, that it is difficult to select items for a brief 
sketch of his life. The following has been gathered 
from different sources. 

Mr. Clarke passed his boyhood on the farm that had 
been his father's. He studied at Atkinson Academy, 
and entered Dartmouth College at the age of nineteen, 
from which he graduated with high honors in the class 
of 1843, outranked in scholarship only by the late 
Professor John Newton Putnam, A. M. In his senior 
year Mr. Clarke was president of the Social Friends 
Society, and in 1863 of the Tri-Kappa Society ; he 
received the degree of A. M. from his Alma Mater. 

After leaving college, he was for three years prin- 
cipal of the academy in Gilford (now Laconia). While 
teaching, he commenced the study of law in the office 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 185 

of Stephen C. Lyford, Esq., and continued his studies 
in Manchester with his brother, William C. Clarke, 
until admitted to the bar of Hillsborough County in 
1848. On 2 February, 1849, 1^^ started for California 
via the Isthmus of Panama, where he was detained 
eleven weeks, and bought for the Manchester party of 
forty-three, in company with a gentleman from Maine 
with twenty men, the brig CopiapOy in which they left 
the isthmus for California with one hundred and fifty- 
eight passengers, Mr. Clarke being supercargo. He 
remained in California a little more than a year, prac- 
ticing law and working in the mines. 

He then spent about four months in Central Amer- 
ica, returning home in February, 1851. He went to 
Salem, Mass., with the intention of establishing a law 
office there, but returned to Manchester and opened 
an office, practicing with success, until February, 1852, 
when, at the request of Mr. Joseph C. Emerson, he 
took charge of the editorial department of the Daily 
Mirror. The property was sold at auction 20 Octo- 
ber, 1852, and Mr. Clarke was the purchaser of the 
Daily and Weekly Mirror, and of the job printing 
establishment connected therewith, of which he was 
for many years the sole owner and manager. Subse- 
quently he purchased the Daily and Weekly American 
(in which the Weekly Democrat had been previously 
merged) , and the New Hampshire Journal of Agri- 
culture. These were all combined with the Mirror, 
and the name of the daily changed to Mirror and 
American, and the weekly from Dollar Weekly Mirror 
to Mirror and Farmer. After these additions to the 
Mirror, Mr. Clarke found it needful to enlarge both 
the daily and weekly papers several times. 



i86 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

At the outset he aspired to make the Mirror one 
of the leading newspapers of the country, cost what 
it might, and he realized his aspirations. When Mr. 
Clarke took possession of the Mirror, the weekly 
paper had but a few hundred subscribers, while now 
it has a larger circulation than any other paper of its 
class published in New England, out of Boston. Pre- 
vious to the war the Mirror had been non-partisan 
politically, but at the time of the war Mr. Clarke 
came out boldly on the side of the Administration, 
and his paper has ever since advocated the principles 
of the Republican party. 

In connection with the newspapers, Mr. Clarke built 
up a very extensive book and job printing business, 
and to this he added a bookbinding establishment. 
He published many valuable works of his own and 
others ; among his publications were " The London- 
derry Celebration," " Sanborn's History of New Hamp- 
shire," " Clarke's Manchester Almanac and Directory," 
" Clarke's History of Manchester," " Successful New 
Hampshire Men," and several smaller works. 

Mr. Clarke refused to be a candidate for office, be- 
cause he believed that office-holding would interfere 
with his influence as a journalist, but was a delegate 
to the Baltimore Convention that nominated Abraham 
Lincoln for the second Presidential term, and was one 
of the National Committee of seven (including ex- 
Governor William Claflin of Massachusetts, ex-Grov- 
ernor Marcus L. Ward of New Jersey, and Honorable 
Henry T. Raymond of the New York Times), who 
managed that campaign. He was connected with the 
College of Agriculture ; a trustee of the Merrimack 
River Savings Bank from its organization in 1858 ; a 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 187 

master, for three years, of the Amoskeag Grange No. 
3 ; for two years lieutenant-colonel of the Amoskeag 
Veterans, and was twice elected commander, but de- 
clined. Nine times he was elected State printer : — in 
1867, 1868, 1869, 1877, 1878, and in 1879 for two 
years, and three times since. 

Mr. Clarke was greatly interested in elocution, and 
for two years gave to the Manchester High School 
forty dollars each year in prizes for public speaking 
and reading. In 1874 he offered one hundred dollars 
a year for five years to Dartmouth College for the 
same object. In October, 1879, he also proposed to 
give forty dollars a year for five years for superiority 
in elocution in the high and grammar schools of Man- 
chester, and in February, 1882, Mr. Clarke offered to 
add twenty dollars a year for the next two years. The 
result of this liberal encouragement has been a great 
interest and improvement in reading and speaking in 
the public schools of Manchester, and a permanent 
fund of fifteen hundred dollars accrued from the exhi- 
bitions at the end of the five years, thus insuring a 
perpetual income for the Clarke prizes. 

He gave considerable attention to farming, and did 
much with voice and pen to bring about an improve- 
ment in the breeds of horses and other stock in the 
State. His admiration for good horses and his fond- 
ness for hunting were so much a part of his life that 
any sketch of him without allusion to them would be 
incomplete. He was the first president of the New 
Hampshire Game and Fish League, serving fifteen 
years, and was the prime mover in its organization. 
Throughout the hunting sections of New Hampshire, 
Vermont and Maine, Mr. Clarke was well known, 



i88 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

and there are many reminiscences of his coon huntingf 
expeditions. 

In 1872 being obliged by the advice of physicians 
to abstain from all business for several months, he 
visited Great Britain, France and Germany. 

He was for years a liberal supporter of the Franklin 
Street Congregational Church, Manchester, a constant 
attendant upon its worship, and was elected to various 
offices in that society. His membership in the New 
Hampshire Historical Society dated from 1873. 

Colonel Clarke was a man of fine physique and com- 
manding presence. He was tall, portly and robust ; 
his face was fair, his forehead full and high, his eye 
bright, and he walked erect with an elastic step; he 
dressed in good taste and could adapt himself to any 
company. He was a kindly, generous man, and an 
enthusiastic believer in athletic sports, to the support 
of which he constantly contributed. He frequented 
the theatre, the circus, and the agricultural and me- 
chanical exhibitions. " He enjoyed life better than 
any man I ever knew. He looked on the bright side 
of things. When he succeeded he rejoiced ; when he 
failed he said ' It will be my turn to win next time.' " 
" He was possessed of a brave, earnest, and sound 
mind, and never wasted his energies or time upon 
aspirations which might be barren of results." " As a 
horseman Colonel Clarke possessed a national repu- 
tation." No other man in New Hampshire had owned 
so many valuable road and family horses as he, and 
his judgment concerning them was excellent. He 
organized the New Hampshire Horse Breeders' Asso- 
ciation, and was vice-president of the New England 
Horse Breeders* Association. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 189 

A portrait and sketch of Colonel Clarke is contained 
in the History of Manchester, in the volume entitled 
" Successful New Hampshire Men," and also in the 
Bay State Monthly for April, 1885. 

Several clergymen officiated at his funeral, Monday, 
2 November, at 1.30 P. M. from the Franklin Street 
Church, and the remains were placed in Valley Ceme- 
tery. 

John Badger^ Clarke married 29 July, 1852, Susan 
Greeley, born in Gilmanton, N. H., July, 18 19, died 
10 May, 1885, daughter of Enoch and Dolly Folsom 
(Robinson) Moulton of Gilmanton. Mrs. Clarke was 
descended from John Moulton who was in Hampton in 
1638, and also included in her family connections the 
Thurstons, Gilmans, Lampreys, Towles, Beans, Phil- 
bricks and other old New England families. 

Mr. Clarke married secondly, i July, 1886, Olive, 
bom 26 May, 1841, daughter of Joseph Noyes and 
Olive (Whittier) Rand of Warner, N. H. Mrs. Olive 
(Rand) Clarke was appointed trustee of the State In- 
dustrial School 3 April, 1888, and still holds that posi- 
tion. Her term expires 25 May, 1903. She is a 
member of the Daughters of the American Revolution 
in right of Dr. John Dustin. 

The children of John Badger* Clarke are 

45. i. Arthur Eastman^ b. 13 May, 1854. 

46. ii. William Cogswell^ b. 17 Mar. 1856. 

SEVENTH GENERATION. 

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George Pickering' (^yoht^) of Auburn, N. H., was 
born in West Chester (now Auburn), N. H., 25 Au- 



190 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

gust, 1813, and died at the homestead where he waa 
born I May, 1890. He was a farmer, and proprietoi 
of several mills, including a cider mill, and an exten- 
sive dealer in lumber; selectman 1848, representative 
in the Legislature in i860 and 1861. At one time he 
was captain of the Auburn Guards, an independent 
organization of the State militia, and one of the family 
has his sword, etc. For fifty years he led the choir of 
the Methodist Church in Auburn. In early times the 
itinerant Methodist ministers were accustomed to stop 
at the house of Mr. Clarke's father. Comet John', who 
named his eldest son for George Pickering, a noted 
minister, who preached in Sandown. George Pickering 
Clarke was a member of Rockingham Lodge, No. 76, 
of Free and Accepted Masons. His burial took place 
Sunday afternoon, 4 May, in the village cemetery. Mr. 
Clarke was greatly respected. 

He married 4 November, 1839, Jane, died 14 Feb- 
ruary, 1841, daughter of William and Sarah (Hall) 
Graham, and he married secondly, 2 March, 1847, 
Susan Jane, born 18 April, 1826, daughter of Hugh 
and Mary (Perkins) Crombie. 
The children of George Pickering' Clarke were 

i. James Edward' b. 7 Feb. 1841, d. 21 Oct. 1858. 
ii. Jane Graham* b, 27 Feb. 1848, d. in Waltham, 
Mass., 2 Dec. 1895, m. 14 Apr. 1875, George 
Robert Drake of Pittsfield, N. H., later of 
Manchester, b. 9 May, 1848, son of Noah Ward 
and Mary Elizabeth (Batchelder) Drake. Mr. 
G. R. Drake is a practical and experimental 
farmer, who has been an editor and extensive 
contributor to agricultural papers ; also super- 
intendent of schools, and member of the Board 
of Education. Children : i. Hugh Claris 



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Drakeh. 15 Apr. 1880, d. 12 June, 1880. 2. 
Ralph Allatfi Drake b. 15 May, 1882. 3. Ruth 
Wheeler^ Drake b. 10 July, 1884. 

iii. Kate Tenney* b. 9 Mar. 185 1. 

iv. Maribel* b. 18 Jan. 1862, m. i Sept. 1885, Carroll 
Sumner Knapp of Gloucester, Mass., b. 19 
Dec. 1859. Children : i. Raymond Adelberfi 

Knapp b. 16 Sept. 1887. 2. Maybeth C ^» 

Knapp b. 6 Dec. 1893. 
V. Jessie Bryson* b. 28 Aug. 1865, m. 3 Jan. 1901, 
Walter Nelson Fuller of Waltham, Mass., b. 
17 Oct. 1853. 

Mrs. Clarke now (1902) lives with her daughter in 
Waltham. 

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John Currier' {John^^ of St. Clair, Mich., was born 
in West Chester (now Auburn), N. H., 3 March, 1822, 
and graduated in 1848 from the Wesleyan University at 
Middletown, Conn., and is a member of the Psi Upsilon. 
From 1848-50 he was a teacher in the New Hampshire 
Conference Seminary at Northfield, and 1850-52 prin- 
cipal of the same. In 1852 he engaged in the lumber 
business in Cleveland, Ohio, and 1854-57 he was in 
the same business in Detroit, Mich., with Reuben 
Moore of St. Clair. In 1858 he removed to St. Clair 
to administer the estate of his deceased partner, and 
still continued in the lumber business. From 1 867-7 1 
he was superintendent of schools for St. Clair County ; 
in 1 87 1 he was chosen vice-president of the First 
National Bank of St. Clair, and in 1874 its cashier, 
which position he accepted. He was a trustee of Albion 
College, 1877-79, also a member of the common coun- 
cil and of the school board, and trustee and treasurer 



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of the Somerville School in St. Clair. He married 23 
November, 1854, Cassandra Perkins Edison of Yar- 
mouth, Mass. Children : 



i. Willis Gaylord^ b. in Detroit, Mich., 28 May, 
1856. He graduated at Wesleyan University 
in Middletown, Conn., in 1877. Soon after 
entering college he took the first place in his 
class, and kept it till he graduated, having 
taken more prizes than any student bad ever 
received in that collie. In 1878 and 1879 he 
was at the Law School of Yale College, and 
in 1 88 1 was admitted to the bar in Detroit, 
and has since practiced law there. Said to be 
in California at the present time (190 1). The 
Psi Upsilon catalogue for 1888 gives a list of 
the extraordinary number of prizes, in the most 

1 1 varied subjects, taken by him in Wesleyan 

University. He was editor of the Argus 1876, 
^^^^ Commencement orator 1877, Squire's 
scholar, registrar and assistant librarian in the 
University 1877, '78 ; is a member of the Phi 
Beta Kappa as well as of the Psi Upsilon. He 

j received the degree of A. M. in 1880. 

I . ii. Edward Edson^ b. 7 Sept. i860, d. 20 Aug. 1863. 



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Abner^ {Nathaniel^) of Sandown, N. H., where he 
was born 2 January, 1814, and died 29 May, 1890; 
buried in the new cemetery in Sandown, where rest 
the remains of his father and other relatives. 

Abner was a farmer, and also owned and operated a 
saw-mill and grist-mill. He was a member of the 
school committee in 1856, '57, '59, town treasurer 
1879-84, representative in the Legislature 1883. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 193 

He married 23 January, 1842, Abigail, bom 2 Jan- 
uary, 181 7, died in Hampstead, N. H., 10 September, 
1895, daughter of Daniel and Nancy (Wells) Sanborn. 

Abner's children were 

i. Mary Ann^ b. 22 June, 1844, d. 21 Aug. 1874, m. 
7 June, 1873,* Joshua Newman Lake of Haver- 
hill, Mass., b. July, 1844, son of Joshua and 
Rhoda (Whittier) Lake, and had one child, 
viz. : I. Mary Eleanot^ Lake b. 21 Aug. 1874, 
ro. I May, 1895, Elmer Ellsworth Lake, M. D. 
(University of Vermont, 1892, and vice-presi- 
dent of his class, consisting of sixty, and presi- 
dent of the Alpha Delta Sigma Society of that 
University). Dr. Lake is a member of the 
New Hampshire Medical Society ; and is also 
an Odd Fellow, a United Workman and be- 
longs to the Grange. He settled in Hamp- 
stead in the autumn of 1892, and was one of 
the school committee there 1895-97, three 
years. Children : i. Vida Abbie'® Lake b. 10 
Mar. 1896. ii. Albert Clark '« Lake b. 18 Oct. 
1897. iii. Eunice" Lake b. 22 Oct. 1899. 
ii. Susan Frances^ b. 14 Sept. 1847, ™* ^ M^y> 
1 871, Frank Willis Eaton of Duluth, Minn., 
son of James and Betsey F. (Hunkins) Eaton 
of Sandown, N. H., and had, born in Duluth, 

1. James Clark f^ Eaton b. 16 Apr. 1873, "ti- 28 
Aug. 1900, Katherine Fox of Toledo, Ohio. 

2. Willis Sanbomfi Eaton b. 24 Aug. 1874 

3. Gertrude Frances^ Eaton b. 19 Sept. 1878. 
4 Frank Garfield"^ Eaton b. 30 Sept. 1881. 

5. Grover Cleveland^ Eaton b. 4 Aug. 1884. 

6. Pauline"^ Eaton b. 6 Jan. 1887. 7. Susan 

* The dates of Mrs. Mary Ann (Clarke) Lake's marriage and death, as 
furnished by different members of the family, are conflicting. Tliose supplied 
by her daughter have been followed. 



■94 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Mae'* Eaton b. 30 May, 1890. Pauline w 
first named Bertha E., and the name w 
changed. 
Hi. Eleanor {Ella) French' b. 24 July, 1850^ d. 1 
Oct. 187 1. 

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Amos Sabin' {Nathaniel*'') of Sandown, N. H., wa 
born there 30 October, 1837, and was educated in th 
district schools and at Tilton Academy. He was chose 
a member of the school committee in 1S60 and 186] 
selectman in 1864 and 1865, and in 1867 town clerl 
and has held that office continuously ever since, with th 
exception of the years 1869, 1870 and 1871, a servic 
of thirty-two years. He was town treasurer five year: 
1884 to 1889, and in recent years has been town audi 
tor, trustee of the public library, etc. He lives on th^ 
old homestead (see p. 122), and is a farmer, and als< 
runs the large grist-mill. He owns many acres o 
land. His half-sister, Elizabeth Ann (Wheeler), widoi 
of Benjamin Foster of Salem, N. H., formerly kep 
house for him, and in 1896 his aunt, Mary R. Allen 
aged ninety years, lived at his house. The family ar 
Methodists. For a sketch of Mr. Clark's life see thi 
Biographical Review, Rockingham County, 1896, p. 76 
He was a member of the Legislature in 1876 am 
1877. 

In reference to the picture opposite this page. Mi 
Clark wrote under date of 16 September, 1901 : " 
have had a photograph taken of the old mill when 
Grandfather David Clark carried on the clothing busi 
ness when he first came to Sandown. The exterior o 
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has been taken away from the rear (the building is 
used now only as a grist-mill)." 

Mr. Clark married in Lowell, 22 March, 1899, Hattie 
May, daughter of Rufus Henry and Mary Boardman 
(Hill) Gilman ; the former born in Exeter, N. H., and 
the latter in Exeter, Me. Rufus Henry Gilman was a 
soldier in the Civil war, and died in the service. 

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Daniel^ {JDaniel^^ of Farmington, Me., was born in 
Kingston, N. H., 29 September, 18 19, and died in 
Farmington, 5 June, 1900. He attended the academy 
in Farmington in 1837, returned to New Hampshire in 
1839, but went again to Farmington in 1843, niarried 
and settled in Mercer, Me. In i860 he became a 
resident of Farmington. In March, 1893, Mr. and 
Mrs. Clark entertained those persons who resided in 
Farmington prior to 1850, and who still lived there. 
The local paper gave an account of the occasion. 

Mr. Clark had been United States mail contractor, 
and was one of the veteran stage and livery proprietors 
of the State, under the firm name of D. Clark & Son. 
He married 4 January, 1843, Sophia Stewart, born 14 
April, 1822, died 12 August, 1873, daughter of Samuel 
and Betsey (Brown) Church of Farmington. 

Mr. Clark married secondly, 24 April, 1884, Augusta, 
born in Mechanics Falls, Me., November, 1839, daugh- 
ter of George and Polly (Browers) Hathaway, and 
widow of George W. Hosner. 

Daniel's children, all born in Mercer, Me., are 

47. i. Daniel Edward Church* b. 10 Oct. 1844. 

ii. Sophia Elizabeth* b. 30 Jan. 1847, ™- i' Oct. 
1881, Lyman Munson Dutton of New SbaroHi 



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Me., b. there 4 Sept 1837, son of Mason 
Sally (Wood) Dutton. L. M. Dutton i 

machinist employed on an electric plant 
Lawrence, Mass., where the family reside, 
at one time (1884) engaged in farming. Ch 
Mary Clarke Dutton b. in New Sharon. 17 I 
1887. Mrs. Dutton has omitted her tl 
name, Church. 

iii. Mary Emma E^tman* b. 29 Aug. i85<^ ' 
(1885) a teacher of the art department in 
Conference Seminary in Bucksport, He., \ 
is now (1901) an artist residing in Lawrei 
Mass. 

iv. Samuel Everett Church' b. 20 Nov. 1855. 



Nathaniel Haven' {Nathaniel*'') of Plaistow, N. ] 
was bom there 26 February, 1826, and died there 
April, 1899 ; lived on the old homestead, and was 1 
seventh in direct line who had borne the name Nathi 
iel. In 1876 he was a member of the Constitutioi 
Convention, and in 1878 of the Legislature ; in Nove 
ber, 1884, he was elected senator for two years fn 
June, 1885, and in (886 he became a member of ( 
Governor's Council. On 9 September, 1885, he w 
appointed one of the three commissioners on beh 
of New Hampshire to settle the boundary quest! 
between that State and Massachusetts ; the same yt 
he was one of the three vice-presidents of the Ni 
Hampshire Agricultural Society. It is said that A 
Clark held many town offices, as have other memb* 
of his family, but the writer has no data. Mr. Cla 
was over six feet in height. 

There is a portrait and brief sketch of his life 
a book entitled " New Hampshire Men," and publish 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 197 

by the New Hampshire Publishing Company, Concord, 
George H. Moses, editor. 

Nathaniel Haven Clark married 16 December, 185 1, 
Elizabeth, born in Atkinson, 25 September, 1824, 
daughter of Joseph Badger and Judith (Peaslee) Cogs- 
well. 

Mrs. Clark's brothers were William Cogswell, M. D. 
(Dartmouth 1845), who was president of the Massa- 
chusetts Medical Society in 1876, '77, and member of 
the Governor's Council in 1877 ; Francis Cogswell, for 
many years superintendent of schools in Cambridge, 
Mass., and who received the degree of A. M. from 
Harvard in 1881. She is first cousin of John Bear 
Doane Cogswell, A. B. (Dartmouth 1850), LL. B. 
(Harvard 1852), member of the General Court four 
years, and president of the State Senate (Mass.) three 
years ; and of William Cogswell, A. M., the well-known 
member of Congress from the Essex district, who 
was a brevet-brigadier-general of volunteers, mayor of 
Salem five years, and representative in the General 
Court five years. He received the degree of LL.B., 
in course, from Harvard in i860, and that of A. M., 
honorary, from Dartmouth in 1878. 

The Cogswells, Badgers, Pearsons and Peaslees have 
so intermarried that a tabular pedigree alone will show 
the relationships. Mrs. Elizabeth (Cogswell) Clark is 
niece of Mrs. Julia (Cogswell) Clarke. One curious 
complication of relationship in this family is caused by 
the marriage of Brig.-Gen. Joseph Badger and Hannah 
Pearson, the latter a daughter of the General's step- 
mother, Mrs. Hannah (Moody) Pearson-Badger, by 
her husband, Ebenezer Pearson. In consequence of 
this alliance many of the Clarkes and Cogswells are 



■98 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

descended from both wives of Joseph Badger, 
merchant. (See p. 146.) 
The children of Nathaniel Havens Clark were 

i. Elizabeth Cogswell* b. i2 Mar. 1853, m. 24 £ 
1873, Albert Clinton Barrows of Haver! 
Mass., druggist, b. in Derry, N. H., 26 A 
1850, son of Freeman Quimby and Haoi 
(Pearson) Barrows. Children : i. Nathat 
Haz'erfi Barrows b. 7 July, 1877, m. 6 F 
1901, Julia Sutherland Rutter of Washiagt 
D. C. 2 and 3. Betsey Brickett* and S6 
Tyler"* Barrows (twins) b. 15 Oct. 1883. 

ii. Susan Moody* b. 18 Aug. 1858. 
iit. Fannie Kimball* b. 12 Apr. i8€o, d. 18 Oct. 18 
iv. Harriet Frances* b. 4 Feb. 1864, m. 18 S« 
1895, Herbert Edwin Gage b. in Boxfo 
Mass., 9 Aug. 1865, son of Roscoe Win 
and Abby Rebecca (Cole) Gage. No childr 
Herbert E. Gage graduated at Dartmouth C 
lege in 1887; he is a civil engineer ia I 
employ of the Boston and Albany Railn 
Company, and resides in Allston. 



Greenleaf' {^Nathaniel''') of St. Paul, Minn., v 
born in Plaistow, N. H., 23 August, 1835 ; attend 
school in Plaistow and later fitted for college at Atk: 
son Academy. He graduated from Dartmouth Colle 
in 1855, and soon began to read law in Portsmouth 
the office of Albert Ruler Hatch and Horace Webst 
In 1857 Mr. Clark graduated from the Law School 
Harvard University, and received the degree of LL.I 
the same year he was admitted to the Suffolk Bar, pn 
ticed for a while in Roxbury, and in the autumn 
1858 located in St. Paul, where he became an assist; 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 199 

in the law office of Michael Ames, with whom and with 
Honorable Moses Sherburne he soon formed the firm 
of Ames, Sherburne & Clark. In i860 this firm was 
dissolved and Mr. Clark formed a partnership with 
Samuel R. Bond, who removed from the State in 1862, 
when the firm of Bond & Clark ceased. After three 
years of practice without a partner, Mr. Clark joined 
with the distinguished Horace R. Bigelow, and the 
firm of Bigelow & Clark soon acquired a very large 
business. In 1870 Charles E. Flandrau, who had 
been a justice of the State Supreme Court, was added 
to the firm, which continued until the appointment of 
Greenleaf Clark as a justice of the Supreme Court of 
Minnesota in 1881. He served only about a year, but 
several noted cases came before him, such as the ques- 
tion of the constitutionality of the laws for the adjust- 
ment of the Minnesota State Railroad Bonds, and the 
decisions were of great importance. 

In 1885 he formed a partnership with Homer C. 
EUer and with his (Judge Clark's) nephew, Jared 
How, under the firm name of Clark, Eller & How, 
and remained in business with them until his retire- 
ment from practice in January, 1888. The earlier 
firms of which Judge Clark was a member were attor- 
neys for the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Companies, 
for the Minnesota Central Railway Company, for the 
St, Paul and Chicago Railway Company and for the 
Southern Minnesota Railroad Company. Many great 
problems of railroad law were dealt with successfully 
by these firms, and also subsequent to 1882 Judge 
Clark was eminent for his ability in adjusting consoli- 
dations and contracts of railroads. He was a leader 
of the Bar in the Northwest, ** both intellectually and 




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200 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

morally honest," possessed in the highest degree with 
a love of justice, and recognized as a great lawyer. In 
I f 1879 he was appointed a regent of the University of 

T Minnesota, which office he has continued to hold, by 

successive reappointments, to the present time. 

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y\ Jerome^ {David^^ of Dodge Centre, Wasioja town- 

ship, Minn., where he has been mayor and has held 
various other offices ; he was formerly a farmer in 
Kasson, Dodge County, Minn. He was born in Atkin- 
son, N. H., 17 January, 1833 ; he married 3 December, 
1 86 1, Philetta, born 7 September, 1840, daughter of 
Joseph and Eliza (Martin) Thayer of Napierville, 111., 
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1894. 

ii. Mercy Eliza* b. 28 Jan. 1866. 

iii. David Greenleaf * b. 16 June, 1868 ; m. in Dodge 
Centre, 24 Oct. 1893, Myrtle M. Hill b. in 
Kil bourn City, Wis., 1870, dau. of Robert G. 
and Zerviah (Pierce) Hill, the former b. in 
Kennebunk, Me., and the latter in Alfred, Alle- 
gany County, N. Y., and has Robert Jerotn^ 
b. in Dodge Centre, 21 May, 1901. David G. 
is a merchant. 

iv. Mary Cornelia® b. 28 May, 1871. 
V. John Thayer* b. 27 Apr. 1875, d. 3 July, 1899. 

vi. Philetta Belle* b. 6 Apr. 1878. She and her 
sisters reside in Dodge Centre. 

Harry died in Pueblo, Col., and John in Dodge 
Centre. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 201 

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Nathaniel Sibley^ {NathanUV*^ of Springvale, Me., 
was born in Union, Me., 16 September, 1847, married 
28 September, 1874, Cora Matilda, born 12 March, 
1 85 1, died 21 August, 1887, daughter of Eben Stone 
and Nancy (Stone) Messer, and had 

i. Frank Herbert* b. in Union, Me., 4 Mar. 1877. 
He was prepared for college at the Gushing 
Academy in Ashburnham, Mass., graduated at 
Williams in June, 1901, and is a member of 
the Phi Beta Kappa society. Soon after grad- 
uation he went to Chicago to enter the employ 
of the Western Electric Company. 

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Frank Algeroy^ {Nathaniel^) of Springvale, Me., 
was born in Union, Me., 31 December, 1855. He was 
educated in the town schools, and during the last ill- 
ness of his father, who was a trader and farmer, he 
carried on the farm for three years. Both of his 
parents died before he was twenty years old, the farm 
passed into the possession of his older brother, and on 
25 March, 1877, Frank went to Springvale and entered 
the employ of J. A. Butler & Co., as clerk and office 
boy. After the decease of the senior member of the 
firm Mr. Clark became a partner, but sold his interest 
in November, 1886, and in December with J. A. Butler 
and E. F. Davenport started a new factory for the 
manufacture of children's shoes. Mr. Davenport left 
the partnership in 1890, and in 1897, owing to Mr. 
Clark's ill health, the firm of Butler & Clark was dis- 
solved. Mr. Clark was instrumental in forming the 
Butler Spring Water Company, which supplies Spring- 



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202 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

vale, and is its superintendent and treasurer. In 1900 
he became foreman of the packing and shipping depart- 
ment of the Shaw-Goding Shoe Company, 

From his early years he has been greatly interested 
L in music ; at fifteen he sang alto in the choir of the 

Congregational Church and at twenty baritone in the 
Methodist Church. Although a Universalist he has 
been the principal chorister of the Free Will Baptist 
Church since 1879, ^^^ has composed several hymns 
for use in its service. He was made a member of 
Friendship Lodge No. 69, I. O. O. F., in 1878, has 
held most of its offices, been treasurer since 1890, 
and for three years was district deputy of the Grand 
Lodge. 

For three years Mr. Clark was treasurer of the 
Springvale Agricultural and Mechanical Association, 
and also takes much interest in town affairs, doing 
what he can for the welfare of the community. For 
this genealogy he has contributed valuable material. 

Mr. Clark is one of the highly respectable minority 
of the descendants of Nathaniel Clarke of Newbury 
who are Democrats ; fifty years ago, as far as the 
writer can learn, the Democrats had a large majority 
in the family. 

Frank Algeroy Clark married i July, 1880, Fannie 
Albertina, born 26 August, i860, daughter of Albert 
Francis and Mary Emily (Perkins) Warren. 

Child : 

i. Avon Julian* b. 17 Feb. 1893. 

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Samuel Greeley' {yohn^) was born in Pittsfield, N. 
H., 17 June, 1827, and died in Bristol, R. I., Tuesday, 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 203 

19 April, 1887 ; he was buried in Mount Auburn 
Cemetery, near Boston, the 2 2d. He obtained his 
early education in the public schools of his native 
town, and at Phillips (Exeter) Academy, where he was 
a student from January, 1845, ^^ December, 1847, n^ade 
a brilliant record for scholarship, and was the presi- 
dent of the Golden Branch Society. Entering Harvard 
University as a sophomore in 1848, he graduated first 
scholar in the class of 185 1. At the college exhibition 
16 October, 1849, ^^ gave an English version from 
Cicero's ** De Legibus," at that of 15 October, 1850, 
an English oration on ** Sir Robert Peel," also an ora- 
tion at the Senior exhibition in 185 1, and was valedic- 
torian of his class. He received books and pecuniary 
emoluments as prizes in college, and was a charter 
member of the Psi Upsilon, and a member of the Phi 
Beta Kappa fraternities. 

While at Exeter and Cambridge he taught in vari- 
ous places, including Raymond, N. H., and was at one 
time an usher in the Boston Latin School. He began 
the study of law in the office of Honorable Daniel 
Webster and John P. Healey, being brought into fre- 
quent contact with Mr. Webster during the last year of 
that great statesman's life. Mr. Clarke was admitted 
to the bar of Suffolk County, but practiced only a few 
years, his health having been seriously undermined by 
close application ; he was for many years a justice of 
the peace. From 1865-70 he resided in Harvard, Mass., 
and was for four years a member of the school commit- 
tee, and did much to improve the schools of that town. 

As a member of the Public Library Committee he 
prepared the catalogue which was issued from the press 
in 1868, and is the first printed catalogue of the Public 



204 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Library in Harvard. (See the History of Harvard, 

p. 425.) 

His extensive travels included four visits to Europe ; 

the first from February, 1854, to the summer of 1855, 
was devoted to the more familiar countries. The 
second was made in the barque " Clifton " from New 
York 2 December, 1874, for Messina via Lisbon ; the 
third was early in 1876, and the last in the winter of 
1876-77. He also took a voyage in the ship " £lectra " 
from Boston in November, 1872, to California via 
Cape Horn, and returned overland. On 9 Novem- 
ber, 1875, he sailed from New York in the barque 
*' Witch " for Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, and 
came home by steamers via England. He not only 
took pleasure in exploring out-of-the-way places, but 
well understood the science of navigation, and made 
the necessary mathematical calculations with ease. 

Endowed with a peculiar talent for acquiring lan- 
guages, he spoke French, German, Italian, Spanish 
and Portuguese. For the classics he had a remarkable 
fondness all his life, and read both Greek and Latin, 
not laying aside this favorite occupation until shortly 
before his death, a Latin book being one of the last 
volumes which he read. He was also a student of 
the old Anglo-Saxon language. The best English 
literature, and the beauties of nature, whose lover he 
was, furnished him additional resources. Although 
widely read in general history, and greatly interested 
in the events and men of the past, he cared com- 
paratively little for the details of local history or for 
genealogy, tastes for which are highly developed in 
his son and young granddaughter, who also have his 
liking for general history. He was made a Mason in 



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the Lodge Mary's Chapel, Edinburgh, Scotland. In 
1843 he joined the Congregational Church in Pittsfield, 
N. H., but a few years later became a communicant of 
the Episcopal Church, and was a regular attendant 
upon its services the remainder of his life. He was an 
enthusiastic sportsman, and his interests were remark- 
ably varied. When a young man he was adjutant of 
the 1 8th regiment of New Hampshire militia, and 
rendered some service at the beginning of the Civil 
war in recruiting and drilling men.* 

The facsimile is from his signature as a justice, 
written in December, 1870, presumably with a quill, 
which he always preferred to a steel pen, and constantly 
used. 

* Among the ancestors of Mr. Clarke were deputies to the General Court 
of Massachusetts from Newbury twelve years, and from Salisbury five years ; 
to the Assembly of New Hampshire from Hampton twelve years, Kingston 
three years and Portsmouth one year. There was also an " Assistant ** Gover- 
nor of N. H. (Ambrose Gibbons), and a marshal of the old County of Norfolk 
(Robert Page), a delegate to the Third Provincial Congress in 1775 (N. H.) 
(Peter Sanborn), and a chief magistrate of Nantucket (Tristram Coffin). There 
are also included ancestors who held the following town offices in Colonial and 
Provincial times, viz. : town clerk of Hampton, N. H., four years, selectmen 
there nearly sixty years, and deacon nineteen years ; selectmen of Newbury, 
Mass., nine years, deacon there twenty years ; selectman of Haverhill, Mass., 
and Portsmouth, N. H., one year each ; selectman of Kingston, N. H., several 
years, and deacon there forty years ; deacon in Deerfield, N. H., for a period 
unknown to the writer. 



2o6 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Mr. Clarke was five feet and nine inches tall, and 
strongly built, with a tendency to stoutness as he ad- 
vanced in years. He possessed great strength in his 
hands and wrists, and in his younger days could easily 
take a barrel of flour and put it in a wag-on. His 
head was large, and his hair thick, black and curly ; 
his hair did not become thin, and was but slighdy 
turned to gray when he died. The same was true of 
his father, and both had the prominent Clarke chin, 
and good-sized mouths. 

Samuel Greeley' Clarke had brown eyes, a broad 
nose, and for beard wore side whiskers only, as did 
his father, during all the years that the writer remem- 
bers them. For sketches of his life see the New 
England Historical and Genealogical Register for July, 
1887, and the History of Harvard, Mass., by Henry 
Stedman Nourse, A. M. 

Samuel Greeley' married in Boston, 24 September, 
1857, Martha Anne, born in Boston, 6 February, 1827, 
died in Needham, Mass., 30 September, 1891. Rev. 
Ezra Stiles Gannett. D. D., officiated at their marriage. 
She was the only daughter of Honorable George Horatio 
Kuhn of Boston, one of the most prominent business 
men of that city, who filled many positions of trust and 
served in both branches of the Legislature. Mr. Kuhn 
was third in descent from Jacob Kuhn,* who was from 
the Duchy of Wurttemberg. Mrs. Clarke was remark- 
ably well educated for her time, had been much in 
Europe, and was interested in many good causes ; her 
disposition was sunny and her life most useful and un- 

* Sec •• Jacob Kuhn and his Descendants," in the New England Historical 
and Genealogical Register for Octol)er, 1897, vol. 51, and reprint, with addi- 
tions, issued in March, 1898, by George Kuhn" Clarke. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 207 

selfish. She was buried at Mt. Auburn, 3 October, 
1 89 1. The Revs. Solon Wanton Bush and Charles 
Adams Allen officiated at her funeral, which was at her 
home in Needham, on a beautiful autumn afternoon. 
She united with the First Church in Needham 3 Feb- 
ruary, 1872. 

Mrs. Kuhn was Martha, daughter of Major Walter 
and Martha (Tufts) Frost of Cambridge, Mass., and 
granddaughter of Deacon Gideon and Sarah (Ireland) 
Frost. Elder Edmund Frost, who settled in Cambridge 
in 1635, w^s an ancestor of Mrs. Kuhn, and she was 
descended from several old families resident in Mid- 
dlesex County, particularly in Cambridge and Medford, 
and from some of the founders of Salem, Ipswich and 
Charlestown. Children : 

48. i. George Kuhn® b. 7 July, 1858. 

ii. Martha Anna® b. 4 Mar. 1862, at her grand- 
father's house, 66 Beacon street, Boston ; bapt. 
in Lynn, Mass., 1863, by the Rev. George 
Sturgis Paine. She is a member of the Epis- 
copal Church. 

36 

Benjamin Wells^ {Johrl'') a farmer of Northwood, 
N. H., was born in Pittsfield, N. H., 2 November, 1828, 
died in Northwood, 23 July, 1897, ^^ 8.40 P. M., and 
was buried there the following Monday. At the funeral, 
which was at 2.30 P. M., Rev. William A. Bushee read 
an original poem of eight verses, which was printed. 

These verses were in recognition of the kindness 
and faithfulness of the deceased, who, incapacitated for 
an active life by his injuries in the war, was yet often 
able to serve as a nurse for the sick. In 1855 he and 



2o8 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

his wife joined the Congregational Church in Pittsfield. 
He enlisted 29 August, 1862, in company F, Capt. 
John F. Langley, 12th regiment, N. H. Vols., Col. Joseph 
H. Potter, and served three years in the army of the 
Potomac. He was in the first battle of Fredericksburg, 
at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Port Royal, Bermuda 
Hundreds, Drury's Bluff, Cold Harbor and the capture 
of Richmond, besides two small battles. He served 
under Generals McClellan, Burnside, Hooker, Meade 
and Grant ; was wounded in the thigh at Cold Harbor 
about 5 A. M., 3 June, 1864, and remained on the field 
till after 9 P. M. He said " it was a hard place ; " sent 
to Washington, and was in a hospital four months, 
when he rejoined his regiment to be discharged, but 
his comrades persuaded him to remain and go home 
with them. Col. Potter then commanded a brigade, 
and detailed him to carry the mail, furnishing him with 
horses and doing all in his power to make him com- 
fortable, and he entered Richmond with his regiment, 
although he had been sick and lame for many months. 
He was honorably discharged in Richmond, 21 June, 
1865. He never recovered from his injuries during 
the war. He was town clerk of Northwood 1868-71. 

He married 7 November, 1849, Mary Ann, died in 
Northwood, 28 March, 1900, daughter of Jonathan 
Elliot and Mary (Wendell) Brown of Northwood ; 
Mrs. Clarke was buried in Northwood, i April. 

Children : 

i. Mary Ellen* b. 9 July, 1851, m. 25 Dec. 1869, 
Winfield Scott Knowlton of Northwood, N. H., 
b. 17 Oct. 1848, d. in Northwood, 23 May, 
1902, son of George and Mary (Virgin) Knowl- 
ton, but has no children. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 209 

ii. Abigail Augusta* b. i May, 1853, d. in North- 
wood, 2 Nov. 1899, 2.nd was buried there 
the Sth. 

iii. Annie Hill* b. 21 Aug. 1868. 

iv. John Wendell* b. 15 Mar. 1871, m. in North- 
wood, 22 July, 189s, Jettie I. b. in North- 
wood, 18 Jan. 1875, dau. of John and Luella 
(Lancaster) Marsh. John Wendell* has no 
children (1901). 

36 

John Theodore^ {jfohn^^ of Southbridge, Mass., was 
born in Pittsfield, N. H., 20 October, 1833. He grad- 
uated at Phillips (Exeter) Academy in 1854, and at 
Dartmouth College in 1858, from which he has the 
degree of A. M. He taught in Hopkinton and Wal- 
pole, Mass., 1858-61, then became the principal of 
Nichols Academy at Dudley, Mass., and after leaving 
Dudley, he was for several years principal of a private 
school at Orange, N. J. About 1880 he went to Chic- 
opee, Mass., and was superintendent of schools there 
for four or five years, and later held that position in 
Walpole, N. H., and in Braintree, Mass. Since 1893 
he has been superintendent of schools in Southbridge, 
Mass. He married 16 March, 1863, Ellen A., born in 
1836, daughter of John and Esther C. (Bates) Jewett 
of Dudley, but has no children. 

87 

Stephen Wells' {John^^ of Manchester, N. H., was 
born in Pittsfield, N. H., 30 June, 1837, ^^^ ^^^^ ^^ 
Manchester, Wednesday, 24 April, 1889, and was buried 
in the Harmony Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth the 



2IO NATHANIEL CLARKE 

27th. He was named for his maternal grandfather, a 
soldier of the Revolution. 

Stephen attended school in Pittsfield till he entered 
Phillips (Exeter) Academy in 1854, where he was pres- 
ident of the Golden Branch Society, and later made an 
excellent record for scholarship at Dartmouth College, 
where he graduated in July, 1862, and from which he 
received the degree of A. M. He was a member of 
the Psi Upsilon and Phi Beta Kappa. After leaving 
college he was instructor in Greek and mathematics for 
upward of a year at Nichols Academy in Dudley, Mass., 
of which his elder brother, John Theodore Clarke, 
A. M., was the principal. He then taught in various 
places until 1867, when he accepted a position as assist- 
ant in a high school at Portsmouth, N. H., becoming 
principal in 1874, when the high schools of the city 
were consolidated into one. He was very faithful as a 
teacher, and took a prominent part in benevolent work 
and in public affairs. His health failing he resigned as 
principal of the high school in January, 1881, his resig- 
nation taking effect in February, and the same year 
removed to Manchester, where he engaged in business 
as an optician. He was elected a member of the School 
Board of that city in the autumn of 1885, ^^^ devoted 
himself to the interests of education with characteristic 
fidelity, at the same time doing his utmost to further 
every good object, and to render service to the com- 
munity in which he lived. 

Although in feeble health he was prominent in many 
societies and organizations, including the Masons, the 
Odd Fellows, and the Knights Templars, and gave 
himself with untiring zeal to the religious work of the 
Methodist Church, of which he was a consistent mem- 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 2 1 1 

ber. As his strength failed he won the admiration of 
all who witnessed his wasted body made subject to his 
undaunted will, continuing his labors on the School 
Board, and discharging his many duties until shortly 
before his death. 

A fine classical scholar, a man of the highest integ- 
rity, courteous to all, and faithful to every obligation, 
when most men would have despaired of accomplishing 
anything, he gained a place in the affections of his 
associates and of the entire community, and his de- 
cease called forth the warmest tributes to his memory. 
For sketch of his life see the New England Historical 
and Genealogical Register for July, 1889. (Vol. 43.) 

On 12 May, 1889, there was a memorial service of 
the Sunday School of St. Paul's Church, of which school 
Mr. Clarke had been for seven years the superintend- 
ent. (See local papers May 13.) 

He married in Portsmouth, N. H., 5 May, 1868, 
Jane Annie, born in Elliot, Me., i November, 1842, 
daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Libby) Hill. 

Mrs. Clarke died at her summer home at Old Orch- 
ard beach 17 July, 1901. The funeral services were 
held there at 4 o'clock on the 19th, Rev. Dr. MacLaugh- 
lin, pastor of St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church 
officiating, and the remains were placed in the family 
lot in Harmony Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth. She 
was a devoted member of the Methodist Church, and 
in the home circle and in the community had led an 
exemplary Christian life. See The Manchester News 
for Friday, 19 July, 1901. 

Children : 

i. Marion HilP b. 25 Feb. 1869. 



212 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

ii. Gertrude Wells* b. 26 Jan. 1875. 
iii. Ruth Libby* b. 15 Jan. 1884. 

The two elder were born in Portsmouth, and Ruth in 
Manchester. 

38 

Herbert Nathaniel {Nathaniel^) of Deerfield, N. H., 
was born 21 September, 1851. He is an extensive 
farmer and cattle dealer, and was a member of the Con- 
stitutional Convention that met met in 1889, 

He married 11 November, 1873, Hannah B., born in 
Nottingham, N. H., 21 April, 1852, died in Deerfield, 
of consumption, 23 February, 1888, daughter of Samuel 
Dame of Nottingham. She was buried 26 February ; 
the Rev. Henry O. Walker of Merrimac, Mass., for- 
merly pastor of the First Baptist Church in Deerfield, 
and Rev. R. E. Bartlett officiated at the funeral. There 
had been a severe storm the day before. 

Herbert Nathaniel married secondly, 29 June, 1889, 



Children : 

i. Alfred Darae^ b. 14 Sept. 1877. 
ii. Morris Herbert^ b. 30 Mar. 1879. 
iii. Ethel^ b. 9 Apr. 1881. 
iv. George Warren^ b. i Apr. 1883. 

V. Child» b. , 1886, d. Aug. 1888. 

vi. Daughter* b. 31 Aug. 1890. 

39 

Stephen Greeley^ ( William Cogswell^) of New York 
City and Tenafly, N. J., was born 20 September, 1834. 
He was educated at the Manchester High School, Gil- 



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AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 213 

manton Academy, the McGaw Institute in Merrimac, 
and the Law School of Harvard University (1855). He 
engaged in the practice of his profession as an attorney 
and counsellor at law in Manchester, N. H., and was 
a member of the Legislature in 1863 and 1864. 

In 1865 he removed to New York City, and was a 
deputy collector in the custom house there from March, 
1869 — 15 May, 1872, when he resigned, and became 
a member of the firm of Stanley, Brown & Clarke, later 
Stanley, Clarke & Smith, New York City, which was 
dissolved in 1893. Mr. Clarke's home has been in 
Tenafly for thirty years, and his office is now at 39 
Cortlandt Street, New York City ; he has long been 
prominent in his profession. 

He married 17 November, 1857, Lydia Mason, born 
14 March, 1838, daughter of Dr. Nahum* and Mary 
Ann (Straw) Wight of Gilmanton. Mr. Clarke's two 
elder children were born in Manchester, N. H., and 
William in Tenafly, N. J. They were 

i. Edith« b. 5 Oct. 1858, d. i Sept. 1861. 
49. ii. Edward Wight^ b. 20 Oct. 1862, d. 11 Apr. 1892. 
iii. William CogswclF b. 2 July, 1872 ; he was of the 
class of 1894 in Columbia College and gradu- 
ated in 1899 at the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, and was in the New York City Hos- 
pital until I January, 1901, when he took 
charge of St. Mary's Hospital and was there 
till August. He is now (November, 1901,) in 
practice in New York, with an office at 125 
West 58th Street ; is attending surgeon, out- 



• Dr. Nahum Wight was one of the most noted physicians in New Hamp- 
shire, and practiced fifty-two years in Gilmanton. In 1841, '42 and '43 he was 
a member of the Legislature. (See the Wight Genealogy, 1890, p. 201.) His 
daughter, Mrs. Clarke, graduated from Gilmanton Academy in 1857. 



214 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

side department, of Roosevelt Hospital, and 
also demonstrator and pathologist in the medi- 
cal school of Columbia College. 

40 

Greenleaf ' ( William Cogswell^) of New York City, 
was born i6 December, 1849; ^^ ^^^ educated at the 
Manchester High School, and fitted to enter college as 
a sophomore. He was for many years on the staff of 
the New York Evening Post, and is now (1901) en- 
gaged in newspaper work in New York. He is un- 
married. 

41 

Amasa' {Francisf") of Brookline and Boston, Mass., 
was born 14 January, 1844. He was for some years of 
the firm of Brown, Steese & Clarke, wool merchants, 
Federal Street, Boston, and is now (1901) treasurer of 
the Clinton Mills. He enlisted in company G, 44th 
regiment, Mass. Vols. ; mustered 12 September, 1862, 
and discharged 18 June, 1863, at the expiration of his 
term of service. He appeared on the roll as ** student, 
aged 18." He married 24 September, 1873, Frances 
A., daughter of John D. and Adeline (Bradley) Stur- 
tevant of Brookline, but has no children. 

Mrs. Clarke is a member of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution in right of her ancestor. Col. 
James Frye. 

42 

Francis^ (^Francis^) of Brooklyn, N. Y., was born 18 
May, 1849, married 19 September, 1876, Nannie, born 
28 October, 1852, daughter of William M. and l^ouisa 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS, ' 215 

(Powell) Hollyday of Easton, Maryland. The latter 
was born in Loudon County, Va. The children of 
Francis' were 

i. Francis Marland^ b. 28 June, 1877, d. 31 Jan. 

1879. 
ii. Louisa Powell^ b. 19 Sept. 1878, d. 9 Nov. 1880. 
iii. William Hollyday^ b. 24 Oct. 1881, d. i Dec. 

1882. 

43 

Maurice Dwight' {Moses^) of Haverhill, Mass., was 
born in Cambridge, Mass., 2 November, 1851. He 
obtained his earlier education in the public schools of 
his native city, and was graduated from Amherst Col- 
lege, with honors in classics, in 1871, and is a member 
of the Psi Upsilon and Phi Beta Kappa. The catalogue 
of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity, 1888, gives a list of the 
classical prizes received by him in Amherst College. 
He was Grove orator and also had the Greek oration in 
1 87 1, Class Historian and a monitor 1870, '71. After 
teaching in Walpole, Mass., six months, he went to 
Manchester, N. H., where, from 1872 to 1876, he was 
a journalist on the staff of the Mirror and American. 
While there he wrote a history of Manchester, published 
in 1875. 

He matriculated in the Medical School of Harvard 
University in 1878, and graduated in 1881 ; he spent 
a year and a half in the Boston City Hospital, and 
three months in the Boston Lying-in Hospital, and 
then, in March, 1883, settled in Haverhill, Mass., where 
he has since resided. He has performed many of the 
major and minor surgical operations, some of them 
notable, and has a talent for surgery. He has a large 



3tlS NATHANIEL CLARKE 

consulting practice ; is medical examiner for a numl 
of life insurance companies, and is frequently e 
ployed as an expert in medico-legal cases. 

Dr. Clarke is a fellow of the Massachusetts Medi 
Society, has been one of its councillors, and was 
vice-president in 1898. Since 1887 he has been 1 
secretary and treasurer of its branch, the Essex Noi 
District Medical Society, also secretary and treasu 
of the Haverhill Medical Club from its organization 
1887. For three years, 1884-86, he was assistant si 
geon of the Eighth regiment, Massachusetts volunt* 
militia. For eight years, 1891-99, he was the city pi 
sician of Haverhill, and has been a member of its boj 
of health since 1891 and chairman from 1S94. 1 
two years following its establishment, 1888, '89, he v 
one of the surgeons of the Haverhill City Hospil 
declining a re-appointment, but resumed the position 

1 894, and has been for the past seven years chairni 
of the staff. Since 1890 he has been a member of 1 
board of consulting physicians of the Danvers Luna 
Hospital and president of the board from 1896. 1 
has been the president of the local board of examini 
surgeons under the United States pension laws from 
formation in 1893. In 1886 he became a member 
the school board of Haverhill, to the duties of wh 
office he has given much time and attention, servi 
for a number of years as chairman of its finance co 
mittee, also of the committee on the training-schc 
and of the committee on evening schools. He was 
prominent candidate for the Republican nomination 
representative in Congress from the Sixth district 

1895. Dr. Clarke is a member of the Haverhill WF 
tier Club and its president since 1898; a trustee 




HWssMaJil. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 217 

Atkinson Academy, Atkinson, N. H. ; a member of 
the Monday Evening Club of Haverhill, of the Har- 
vard Club of Haverhill, of the Harvard Medical Alumni 
Association, of the Boston City Hospital Club ; a con- 
tributing member of the Haverhill Post of the Grand 
Army of the Republic, and a member of the North 
Congregational Society of Haverhill. He is the author 
of a paper on '' Therapeutic Nihilism,'* published in 
the Transactions of the Massachusetts Medical Society, 
1888. Dr. Clarke has shown much interest in the 
family history, and has given considerable time to per- 
fecting it. 

He married at Bellows Falls, Vt., 24 June, 1879, 
Mary Jane, born there 25 August, 185 1, daughter of 
Joseph and Elizabeth Otis (Weed) Wilson. 

Dr. Clarke's children are 

i. Laura Dwight** b. in Cambridge, Mass., 3 Jan. 

1881. 
ii. Dorothy Prentiss^ b. in Haverhill, 13 July, 1887. 

44 

Charles Cecil^ (Moses^) was born in Cambridge, 
Mass., 15 April, 1854 ; he fitted at the Cambridge High 
School for Harvard University, from which he was 
graduated in 1874, and was a member of the Everett 
Athenaeum, the Pi Eta and the Phi Beta Kappa Socie- 
ties. He went to China, immediately after graduation, 
in the employ of the Chinese Government, as an officer 
in the Chinese Imperial Maritime Custom Service, and 
was stationed at the ports of Shanghai, Hankow, Wuhu 
and Tientsin from September, 1874 — April, 1882. He 
then had his two years* leave, which he passed in the 
United States. 



2i8 NATHANIEL CLAR^KE 

In April, 1884, he returned to China, and was for five 
years at Shanghai and at Kiungchow in the island of 
Hainan. 

After two years spent in the United States and in 
Europe, he returned to China in April, 1 89 1 , and took 
charge of the customs service at Lungchow. At the 
end of five years came his two years' leave, and on his 
return to China in June, 1898, he was stationed at the 
custom house of Soochow, and also acted as post- 
master. 

See " Harvard College, class of 1874," for sketch of 
his life to 1899. 

He married in Cambridge, Mass., 9 January, 1884, 
Nellie Maria, born in Boston, 16 November, 1854, died 
in Shanghai, China, 3 February, 1886, daughter of 
George Putnam and Maria (Copeland) Carter of Cam- 
bridge. 

Mr. Carter's family belonged in Lancaster, Mass., but 
he located in Roxbury and later in Cambridge, where 
he was a member of both branches of the city govern- 
ment, representative in the General Court 1865 and 
1866, and was of the Governor's Council in 1878 and 
1879. He was one of the State Commissioners of 
Health, Lunacy and Charity, and at the time of his 
death, 4 September, 1883, was chairman of the water 
board of the City of Cambridge. Rev. George Ware 
Briggs, D. D., of the Third Congregational Church, 
Austin Street, Cambridge, officiated at the marriage of 
Charles C. Clarke and Nellie M. Carter. 

Mr. Clarke married secondly, at St. Leonards-on-Sea, 
Sussex, England, 19 September, 1896, Edith Marion, 
born 13 January, 1859, daughter of Andrew James and 
Emma (Blundell) Scott. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 219 

46 

Arthur Eastman' {John Badger^) of Manchester, N. 
H., was born there 13 May, 1854. He was educated 
at Phillips (Exeter) Academy and at Dartmouth Col- 
lege, Chandler Scientific School (1875), and entered 
the Mirror office in the fall of 1875. 

After learning the details of the composing and press 
rooms, he acquired experience in the job department 
and in reading proof ; he then became city editor of the 
Mirror, and for some years did all the local work alone ; 
later he was for several years general and State news 
and review editor, and then took charge of the agricul- 
tural department and other features of the Mirror and 
Farmery assisting at the same time in the editorial, 
reportorial, and business department of the Daily 
Mirror. For four years he was legislative reporter of 
the paper at Concord, and for one year he served as 
telegraph editor. In these various capacities he ac- 
quired an unusual all-round experience, and upon his 
father's death became the manager of both papers and 
of the job printing and bookbinding business connected 
with the establishment, and has since successfully con- 
ducted the extensive concerns of the office, besides 
doing almost daily work with his pen for both papers.* 
He is also public printer of New Hampshire. 

* Addison Archer's •* Interviews " regarding the circulation, etc., of the lead- 
ing newspapers in New Hampshire, 1899, contain some interesting items as to 
the Manchester Mirror and American and the Mirror and Farmer. 

Of the former it says : " It is edited with conspicuous ability," " is generally 
conceded to have the largest local circulation in Manchester/* ** It has been for 
many years the leading republican paper of New Hampshire." " It is clean, 
conservative and respectable." The daily Mirror and American has a circulation 
of some 7,000 copies, and even more on Saturdays, when a larger paper is 
issued. 



220 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Mr. Clarke has inherited his father s energy, great 
capacity for work, and executive ability. He was a 
member of the Manchester common council, 1879, '80, 
represented Ward 3 (Manchester) in the Legislature 
for two years from June, 1881, was adjutant for a num- 
ber of years of the ist regiment, N. H. N. G., was 
statistician of the department of agriculture for New 
Hampshire during Garfield's administration, colonel on 
Governor Tuttle's staff, and is president of the New 
Hampshire Press Association and the New Hampshire 
member of the executive committee of the National 
Press Association, and is a member of the Boston Press 
Club, the Algonquin Club (Boston), the Manchester 
Press Club, the Coon Club, the Calumet Club of Man- 
chester, and the Amoskeag Grange. He is Past Ex- 
alted Ruler of Manchester Lodge of Elks, ex-president 
of the Derryfield Club, a member of the Manchester 
Board of Trade, and a director of the Northern Tele- 
graph Company. 

" The Mirror Farm " consists of forty acres, is very successfully conducted by 
Col. Clarke, and many practical exi)oriments are made there. " Colonel Clarke 
keeps a stable of fine horses and a kennel of hunting dogs." The circulation 
of the weekly Mirror and Farmer is upward of 36,000, and no expense has 
been spared to make it a model paper in all its departments, thoroughly practi- 
cal and edited by experts. The special hon>e edition is a recognized authority, 
and has an extensive circulation not only in New England, but in such States as 
Kentucky. Horse breeding in New Hampshire practically dates from the intro- 
duction by the late Col. John Badger Clarke of the blood of the trotting stallion 
" George Wilkes." In advancing the circulation of the Mirror and Farmer y ten 
" Wilkes colts *' were given away in one year. 

Many important improvements in agriculture, such as the use of the silo and 
ensilage, have been greatly assisted by means of the Mirror and Farmer ^ and 
there are two pages devoted to women and the household. All important news 
is furnished to the farmer in a condensed form, and his interests are constantly 
advanced. The department devoted to the rod and gun was established some 
years since. [Quoted in part from Archer's " Interviews.**] 




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AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 221 

From his school days Col. Clarke has been an en- 
thusiastic student of elocution, and attained high honors 
at Phillips (Exeter) Academy and at Dartmouth Col- 
lege. He has gratuitously drilled a number of pupils 
of the Manchester public schools who have won first 
prizes in the annual speaking contests. He gives yearly 
prizes for excellence in elocution to the schools in 
Hooksett, and is often invited to judge prize speaking 
contests at educational institutions. Ever since he be- 
came associated with the Mirror, he has had charge of 
its dramatic and musical departments. His written 
interviews with noted players have been extensively 
copied by the press of the country. Denman Thomp- 
son received from Col. Clarke's pen the first noticeably 
long, analytical and complimentary criticism of his 
work ; it was given when Mr. Thompson was an obscure 
member of a variety company. 

Col. Clarke has always been fond of athletic sports, 
and has won distinction in many lines. He is a de- 
votee of hunting and fishing. 

He has traveled abroad and is the author of an inter- 
esting book entitled ** European Travels." 

Col. Clarke is a member of the Franklin Street 
Society (Congregational) and of the Franklin Street 
Young Men's Association. 

He married in Cambridge, Mass., 25 January, 1893, 
Martha Cilley, born in Concord, N. H., daughter of 
Dr. Nathaniel and Elizabeth Ann (Cilley) Bouton of 
Concord, and widow of Jacob G. Cilley of Manchester. 

Mrs. Clarke was in 1895 State regent of the Daugh- 
ters of the American Revolution, and is one of the 
fourteen, or more, ladies who represent Col. Joseph 
Cilley, and are all descendants of Nathaniel Clarke of 



222 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Newbury. Most of these ladies were born in New 
Hampshire, but Mississippi and Ohio are among the 
birthplaces. Since 1898 Mrs. Clarke has been presi- 
dent of the Society of Colonial Dames of New Hamp- 
shire. She has also been president of the Audubon 
Society of New Hampshire since 1897, ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ 
founder. There is a portrait of her in the Granite 
Monthly for February, 1900. On 13 April, 1898, she 
was elected a member of the New Hampshire Histori- 
cal Society, and Col. and Mrs. Clarke have entertained 
this society and many others at their residence, the 
Gen. John Stark mansion in Manchester. 

46 

William Cogswell' {John Badger^) of Manchester, 
N. H., was born there 17 March, 1856, and was educated 
at the Manchester High School, Phillips (Andover) 
Academy, and at Dartmouth College, where he was a 
student in the Chandler Scientific School. After com- 
pleting the course at College in 1876, he entered the 
office of the Mirror and American and learned the 
printers trade. In 1880 he removed to New York 
City and spent a portion of that year in acquiring a 
knowledge of the business of newspaper advertising. 
Returning to Manchester, he entered the service of 
the daily Mirror and American as a local reporter, and 
later was promoted to be city editor, a position which 
he held for about eight years, conducting in the mean- 
time several special departments for the daily and 
weekly editions of that newspaper. During these 
years he made the horse department of the Mirror a 
special feature, and established the high reputation 




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which that paper justly holds among the horsemen of 
New England. This department he still conducts, as 
well as that devoted to field sports, for which he writes 
under the nam de plume of " Joe English." 

He was a member of the Manchester school board 
from 1884 to 1890. In 1891 he served as a represen- 
tative from Ward 2 in the Legislature, and was chair- 
man of the committee on Fisheries and Game.* In 
1894 he was nominated by the Republicans of Man- 
chester for the office of Mayor, and was elected by a 
large majority, despite the fact that at the two preced- 
ing elections the Democratic candidate had been suc- 
cessful. He was re-elected in 1896, and again in 1898 
and in 1900, each year by a handsome plurality, the last 
time by 2,157 votes, leading the entire ticket, and upon 
the completion of his present term will have occupied 
the Mayor's chair for a period of eight years — a longer 
service by far than that of any of his predecessors, as 
none of them served three consecutive terms. The 
years of his mayorship were notable for their public im- 
provements. Five new school buildings were erected, 
including one for the high school ; a steel bridge, sixty 
feet wide and paved with stone blocks, was built across 
the Merrimack River to replace the wooden structure 
which was carried away by the memorable freshet of 
1896; a modern system of street paving was inau- 
gurated ; the City Hall building was remodeled and 
refitted ; a police patrol system was installed, and is 
in successful operation. 



• For the past twenty years the members of the Legislature of New Hamp- 
shire have been elected for terras of two years, and the mayors of Manchester 
now serve for a like period. 



224 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

During Mayor Clarke's first term the fiftieth anni- 
versary of the incorporation of the city was fitly com- 
memorated by a celebration which continued for three 
days (7, 8, and 9 September, 1896.) He was the pre- 
siding genius of this celebration, which he planned and 
carried through. As chairman of the celebration com- 
mittee he won much commendation for the executive 
ability which he displayed. 

Mr. Clarke retains a business connection with the 
John B. Clarke Company. He is a member of the 
Derryfield and Calumet Clubs, the Manchester Board 
of Trade, the Amoskeag Grange, the Young Men's 
Christian Association, and the Passaconnaway Tribe of 
Red Men ; and is also a member of the Franklin Street 
Congregational Society. For a number of years he 
has been a trustee of the New England Agricultural 
Society and vice-president of the New England Trot- 
ting- horse Breeders' Association. He was one of the 
organizers of the New Hampshire Trotting-horse 
Breeders* Association, and its secretary for three years. 
He was for several years clerk of the Manchester Driv- 
ing Park Association, and has represented New Hamp- 
shire on several occasions at the biennial congress of 
the National Trotting Association. From his youth up 
he has displayed great interest in athletic sports ; he 
was captain of the Dartmouth College base-ball team 
in 1876, and at one time held the amateur long-distance 
record of the State for throwing the base-ball — 358 
feet 1 1 inches. In his later years he has taken a keen 
interest in all field sports, and has a reputation as a 
** wing shot." 

Genial and courteous in his treatment of all, the 
master of direct and forcible speech, a ready and grace- 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 225 

ful writer, his name has been prominently mentioned 
in connection with the governorship of New Hampshire, 
and for Congressional honors. 

He married in Manchester, 1879, Mary Olivia, born 
in Manchester, 1859, daughter of Elliot Greene and 
Submit Roberts (Scott) Tewksbury of Manchester. 
Mrs. Clarke is a member of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution in right of Charles Scott. 

The children, both born in Manchester, are 

i. John Badger^ b. 13 Apr. 1880. 
ii. Mitty Tewksbury** b. 9 May, 1881. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 

47 

Daniel Edward Church* (Daniel'^^ of Farmington, 
Me., was born in Mercer, Me., 10 October, 1844, ^^d 
was in business with his father. In 1900 he was liv- 
ing on a farm. He married i May, 1875, Mary Ella, 
bom in Bath, Me., 7 August, 1855, daughter of Charles 
Brodie and Margaret (Lightbody) Harrington of Bath. 
Mr. Harrington is a well known yacht builder. 

The children are 

i. Edward Harrington^ b. 17 June, 1876. 

ii. Anna Woodman^ b. 3 May, 1878, m. George 
Lenville Dow of Rangeley, Me., son of George 
Lenville and Le Norah (Kennedy) Dow, and 
has I. William Clark^^ Dow b. 4 Aug. 1899. 
2. Margaret Le Norah^ Dow b. 14 Dec. 1900. 
The family live in Rangeley, where Mr. Dow 
is a " master builder." 

iii. Charles Francis^ b. 13 Apr. 1881. 



226 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

48 

Geoi^e Kuhn* {Santtul Greeley^ of Needham, Mass., 
was born in the historic Lee mansion on Brattle Street, 
Cambridge, 7 July, 1858, and was baptized 30 Novem- 
ber, i860, by the Rev. Cjoiis Augustus Bartol, D. D., 
of the West Church, Boston. From his seventh to his 
twelfth year his parents lived in Harvard, a pleasant 
farming town in Worcester County, and in April, 1870, 
removed to Needham, and occupied the ancient par- 
sonage house built by the first minister of the town in 
1720, and here the family have since resided.* 

The subject of this sketch was educated in the public 
schools of Harvard, and at Chauncy Hall School, 
Boston ; in the latter school he was a pupil for five 
years from 9 September, 1872 — June, 1877, and after 
graduation studied the classics with a tutor. 

While at Chauncy Hall School he took special in- 
terest in the military drill, which was then a prominent 
feature of the school, under the instruction of Brig.- 
Gen. Hobart Moore. George K, Clarke was adjutant 
of the school battalion, which numbered among its offi- 
cers boys who in later life rose to high rank in the 
military service of the State and Federal govern- 
ments. 



• George Kuhn Clarke has been singularly identified with ancient houses ; the 
Lee mansion, his birthplace, was built in 1660, and is the second oldest house 
in Cambridge, and he is part owner by inheritance of the Cooper- Hill-Frost- 
Austin house, the oldest house in that city, built by his ancestor. Deacon John 
Cooper, in 1657. His maternal ancestors were selectmen of the town of Cam- 
bridge one hundred and twenty-two years, assessors one hundred and twelve 
years, and deacons of the First Church there about ninety years. The Dedham 
Historical Register for July, 1890, and for April, 1899, contains accounts of the 
Townsend house in Needham, his present residence. The house in Harvard in 
which the family lived for five years, is also an eighteenth century house, mod- 
ernized with additions. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 227 

In 1878 and 1879 he travelled in Maryland, Virginia, 
North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, visiting 
some of the principal cities and historic places. He 
began the study of law in 1880, and in October, 1881, 
entered the middle class of the Boston University 
School of Law, where he received the degree of LL.B. 
in June, 1883, and 2 January, 1884, was admitted to 
the bar of Norfolk County, and the same month com- 
missioned a justice of the peace, which office he still 
holds (1902). 

During the winter of 1883, '84 he attended lectures 
at the law school as a resident graduate, and in May, 
1884, began to practice. 

In 1887 his maternal uncle, who had a considerable 
business as a trustee and agent for the care of property, 
desired him to become his associate, and he assumed 
duties to which he has since devoted his time, occupy- 
ing until 17 March, 1900, the office in the Union 
Building, 40 State Street, Boston, which had been the 
place of business of his mother s father, and later of her 
brother, since 15 August, 1838, From 17 March, 1900, 
Mr. Clarke's office has been at 70 Kilby Street. 

From 6 April, 1892, to 17 February, 1900, he was 
secretary of the Bar Association of Norfolk County, and 
a member of its council ; is a member of the corpora- 
tion of the Suffolk Savings Bank (Boston), and has 
served on the committees on accounts, and committees 
to examine securities, of various corporations, including 
several of the largest cotton mills in New England. 
On I February, 1897, ^^ was elected a director of the 
Boylston Market Association, succeeding his uncle 
William Putnam Kuhn, who had served nearly thirty- 
four years, and whose father, Honorable George Horatio 



228 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

Kuhn, had held the same position an equally long time. 
With the interval from 21 November, 1896, to i Febru- 
ary, 1897, the family have been represented continuously 
in this board of directors for more than sixty years. 

In 1883 Mr. Clarke was moderator of a town meet- 
ing, and in 1884 and again in 1885 was elected asses- 
sor without opposition, and is said to have been the 
youngest officer the town of Needham has had in mod- 
ern times. 

In 1885 he declined to serve as assessor, and was 
appointed a registrar of voters for a term of three years, 
but resigned in the spring of 1886 to again become 
assessor, and was re-elected in 1887, but in 1888 was 
too much engaged in other business to accept election. 
For many years he has been interested in all matters 
relating to taxation, and in 1895, 1898, 1899 and 1900, 
served as chairman of the board of assessors, and is a 
member of the Association of Massachusetts Assessors. 
He was selectman and overseer of the poor, member 
of the board of health, town agent, etc., in 1896, and 
has been a trustee of the Free Public Library of Need- 
ham since 2 April, 1894, and chairman from the spring 
of 1897 *» his term expires in March, 1905. Prior to the 
establishment of the Public Library in 1888 he was 
secretary of the Needham Library Association for some 
years. 

He was clerk of the First Parish in Needham five 
years, 1891-96, and a member of the parish committee 
from 20 April, 1891, to January, 1895; ^^ ^^^s held 
many positions in the organization of his political party, 
and 14 October, 1896, was nominated by the county 
convention for the office of special county commis- 
sioner, but declined to be a candidate. 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 229 

From early youth he has been interested in historical 
and genealogical researches, and has published three 
editions, 1882, 1885 ^tnd 1902, of the genealogy of the 
descendants of Nathaniel Clarke of Newbury. He is 
the author of several pamphlets, and has contributed 
upward of one hundred and fifty historical or genea- 
logical articles to periodicals and newspapers, and has 
also written many book reviews, etc. 

In July, 1899, he went to press with a volume (236 
pp.) entitled ** Epitaphs from Graveyards in Welles- 
ley (formerly West Needham), North Natick, and Saint 
Mary's Churchyard in Newton Lower Falls, Massa- 
chusetts. With Genealogical and Biographical Notes." 
This work was ready for distribution in February, 1900, 
and represented much patient investigation. 

His membership in the New England Historic Gene- 
alogical Society dates from 4 September, 1878, and he 
has done considerable literary work for this society, and 
was in its council from October, 1892, to January, 1897 ; 
has also been its recording secretary, and served on 
many committees. For ten years, 1889-99, he was 
on the committee on the rolls of membership, and vir- 
tually the registrar of the society, which then had nearly 
one thousand members. In 1889-92 this committee 
consisted of three, but 1892-99 of Mr. Clarke only. 
For several years he has been one of the committee of 
three in charge of the preparation and printing of an 
index to the fifty volumes of the Register, a costly and 
most important undertaking for the society ; there are 
a million of cards in this index. 

On 5 March, 1890, he was elected a corresponding 
member of the Dedham Historical Society ; 24 Novem- 
ber, 1897, ^ resident member of the Historical Society 



230 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

of Old Newbury, and in 1898 became a life member of 
the Harvard Historical Society. On 6 January, 1900, 
he was elected an honorary member of the Dover 
Historical Society, and 18 June, 1900, became a life 
member of the Bunker Hill Monument Association. 

He is a member of the Twentieth Century Club of 
Boston, of the Massachusetts Library Club, of the 
Society of Colonial Wars, of the Sons of the American 
Revolution, of the Sons of the Revolution, and of two 
alumni associations ; also a member of dramatic clubs 
at different times, and of other organizations for amuse- 
ments. He has all his life been greatly interested in 
the drama, and a frequenter of the theatres ; since 1874 
he has never failed to obtain a programme of an enter- 
tainment which he attended, or lost one, and his collec- 
tion of play-bills is large. 

In 1886 he built a house on land owned for many 
generations by his maternal ancestors, in Cambridge, 
Mass., and, with occasional exceptions, has made this 
his winter home. The place at Needham contains 
twenty acres of land, and Mr. Clarke has found much 
pleasure and recreation there. 

The portrait, which is the frontispiece of this book, 
is from a photograph taken in January, 1902. 

He married in Cambridge, 16 March, 1881, Ellen 
Melissa, born in Richmond, Me., daughter of Harrison 
and Elizabeth (Prentiss) Dudley of Cambridge. Har- 
rison was fourth in descent from James Dudley, an 
officer in the French war, and from Mercy Folsom, 
daughter of Deacon John Folsom of Exeter, N. H. 
The parents of James were Stephen and Sarah (Gil- 
man) Dudley, the latter daughter of Honorable John 
Oilman. Stephen Dudley was son of the Rev. Samuel 




^jl^JP' 



O Jao-tujt^ L-XojOki- 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 231 

of Exeter, and nephew of Joseph Dudley, who was gov- 
ernor of Massachusetts from 1702 to 17 15, under the 
Second Charter, and father of Chief Justice Paul Dudley. 
Rev. Samuel Dudley of Exeter was the eldest son of 
Thomas Dudley, second governor of Massachusetts, 
who was born in England in 1576, died in Roxbury, 
1653, and was governor of Massachusetts five years, 
and deputy governor thirteen. Among the descendants 
of Governor Thomas Dudley have been men noted for 
their ability, and the family is connected by marriage 
with many of the most illustrious in New England. 
Mrs. Clarke is descended maternally from Valentine 
Prentiss, who came to America in 1633. She is an 
active member of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution, Daughters of the Revolution, Browning 
Club of Boston, Women's Alliance, etc. 
George Kuhn* has one child : 

i. Eleanor^ b. in Cambridge, 16 Dec. 1891, bapt. in 
the First Church in Needham, on Sunday, 19 
June, 1892, by the Rev. Charles Adams Allen, 
the minister there. The portrait opposite is 
from a photograph taken in May, 1900, and 
the facsimile is from a signature in October, 
1901. 

49 

Edward Wight* {Stephen Greeley"^^ of Englewood, 
N. J., was born in Manchester, N. H., 20 October, 
1862, and died in Englewood, on the morning of 11 
April, 1892, after an illness of a few days, and his 
remains were interred at Brookside. 

He graduated from Columbia College in 1883 with a 
good record, and then took a post-graduate course. 



232 NATHANIEL CLARKE 

receiving the degree of A. M. in June, 1884. In the 
autumn of that year he entered the College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons of New York, from which he gra- 
duated with distinguished honors in 1887, and then 
entered upon his duties in the surgical division of the 
New York Hospital, preferring this to Bellevue, and 
remained there the full term till December, 1888. Dur- 
ing the last six months of his term he was resident 
house surgeon, and in charge of a surgical division of 
the hospital. 

Dr. Clarke had shown great originality and skill in 
his profession, was devoted to it, and had every pros- 
pect of becoming eminent. His home was in Tenafly 
until the winter of 1890, '91, when he removed to 
Englewood, to a house which he had built. In both 
of these places he practiced successfully. At the time 
of his death he was intending to remove to New York 
City. For a sketch of his life see the Englewood Press 
for April 16, 1892, the Record, Tenafly, N. J., April 14, 
1892, and other newspapers. 

He married in Tenafly, 13 December, 1888, Virginia 
Lee, born 15 June, 1862, daughter of Dr. Hardy Mur- 
free and Harriet Banks (Gilbert) Banks of Engle- 
wood. Dr. Banks is a prominent physician. 

The children of Dr. Clarke are 

i. Dorothy Banks^ b. in Tenafly, 25 Sept 1889. 
ii. William Wight^ b. in Englewood, 27 Apr. 1891. 
iii. Edward Wight^ b. 2 July, 1892. 




SUPPLEMENT. 



NOTES AND ADDITIONS. 

p. 83. Mrs. Sarah Maria {Stoddard) Clark died 25 August, 
lS87,and George Washington'' Clark married secondly, 20 July, 
1892, Mary Elizabeth Jewett, born at Shelburne Falls, Mass., 
daughter of Edwin H, and Jane Y. (Stoddard) Rankin. Be- 
fore her marriage Mrs. Clarke taught school seventeen years 
in Greenfield, Mass., and is now (1902) a teacher in the Lin- 
coln School in Melrose, Mass. She signs her name Mary 
Rankin Clarke. 

Ella Marian Clark m. in Amesbury, Mass., 19 Nov. 1890, 
Isaac Giles James b. in Ashland, Pa., 21 Dec. 1866, son of 
Thomas A. and Leah James, but has no children living. 
Isaac G. James is Eastern Manager of The Novelty Iron 
Company, with an office at 21 Park Row, New York City. 
Residence Brooklyn. 

George William^ Clark m. Lillian Smith, but has no cbit- 
dren. 

John Hampden^ Clarke is shipping clerk for Berry Brothers, 
Varnish Manufacturers, etc., 520 Atlantic Avenue, Boston. 
He has two sons. 

p. 97. James Melvin was b. in Georgetown, D. C. aboat 
1790, and d. there 19 Feb. 1826. 

Childten of James and Margaret Clark' (Swett) Melvin : i. 
James Samuel" Melvin b. 4 Mar. 1819, d. in Boston, ii. William 



234 SUPPLEMENT. 

A." Melvin b. 1821, d. in Boston, iii. Rebecca Swett* Melvin b. 4 
Nov. 1824, d. II (12 city record) May, 1901. All born in George- 
town, and none of them were married. 

p. 118. Nathaniel^ Clark and his wife were admitted to 
the church of the West Parish of Haverhill upon profession 
of faith. Rev. Phineas Adams was the minister, and baptized 
their son Greenleaf,' and probably others of their children. 

The writer is inclined to think that 5 November, 1805, is 
the correct date of the death of Nathaniel.^ 

p. 134. Mary Williams^ Noyes m. in Atkinson, 11 June, 
1902, Fred Clarence Lang of Washburn, Wis., where they 
now reside. 

p. 144. " Mr. Greenleaf Clark of Haverhill and Miss Julia 
Cogswell of Atkinson were entred for publishing" in the 
records of Atkinson 13 January, 18 10, and under date of 29 
January, it was recorded that they had '' been published as 
the law directs and a certificate given." Dr. Maurice D. 
Clarke has exhausted most of the possible sources of informa- 
tion that might settle the question of the date of birth of 
Greenleaf Clarke, his gprandfather. 

To the number of descendants of Nathaniel' Clarke as 
stated in the Statistical Tables on pp. 433 and 434 of the 
larger book issued early in 1902, the following additions have 
been made in this later edition of Parts I, II, and III, viz. : 

Table I. Clarks and Clarkes. Fifth generation i, making 
the total 396. 

Table II. Descendants of other names. Eighth genera- 
tion 18, ninth 28, tenth 10, making the total 531. 

Table III has been increased by 18, and Table IV by 6, 
see p. 435 of the larger book, making these totals 404 and 
470 respectively. 

Grand total for Tables I, II, III, and IV as applicable to 
Parts I, II and III, 1801. 

The number of names in the Index is correspondingly 
greater. 



f 



INDEX. 



In Ibis Index mitiiary and olhtr titles with (he exception of that of " Rev." 
are otnitled. In a fen instanccE, where the Christian name is missing, a militaij 
title will appear. No attempt is made to distinguish betiveen persons of exactly 
(be same name unless " Rev.," " Jr." or " zd " occuib in book. 



Ashel< 



,, Jane 76 



90 

Matthew 51 

Phineas(Rev.)il7, 2J4 

Susanna 157 
Akennan, Stephen 50 
Allen, Alice I, 107 

Chailes A. (Rev.) 107, 



*3' 



Je» 



'55 



Maty R. 194 

Sophia 107 
AmM, Michael 199 
Andros, Edmund 12 
Appleton, Anna N. 176 

Robert M. 176 

Sarah 176 

Thomas 176 
AnDs(rang. Alda L. 107 

Alice N. loS 

Caroline J. to7 

Carrie C. loS 

George R. 107, loS 

Helen M. 108 

Matjorie P. io3 

Man 107 

KeuDen 107 
Asheton, Alma 76 



Ralph 76 
A(kinson, Elizabeth 93 
Elizabeth G. 93 
Elizabeth W. 93 
Joanna 93 

Mary 93 

Mercy 93 

Michael 93 

Molly 93 

Nathaniel 93 

Parker 93 

Rebecca 93 

Stephen 93 

Susanna 93 
Austin, Lucy 164 
Aveiy, Anna 58 

B«tsey 58 

Bridget 57 

Daniel 57 

Hannah $8 

Jane 58 

John 57, 58 

Joshua S7. S" 

Martha 58 

Mary 58 

Mary M. 58 

Samii« 58 
Aver, Jonathan 127 

Joseph 136 
Ayres, Hannah 30 



Babb. — 61 

Mel Vina 61 
Uabbi((, Emetine 1G9 
Badger, Elizabeth 146 

GUea 146 

Hannah 146, 197 

Hannah P. 145 

Joseph 146, 197, 198 

Judith 144, 146 

William 145, 146 
Bailey. Augusta 61 

Caroline 61 

Ednin Gi, Gz 

Ellen Gt 

Frank 6z 

Franklin 62 

Henry 6z 

Jane Y. 60 

John 60-62 

Joseph iG, 17, 24 

Lucy Gi, G: 

Mary E. 6z 

MaudGi 

Meribah Gi 

Merre] 61, 62 

Nancy Go, 61 

Salome Gi 

Saiah J. 6) 
Baker, Eunice 62 
Balch. Thomas B. (Rev.) 



236 



INDEX. 



Banks, Hardy M. 232 

Harriet B. 232 

Virginia L. 232 
Barker, Ezra 65 

George 66, 67 

Hannah L. 68 

John H. 68 

Levi 60, 65 

Mary 66 

Mehitable 65 

Phebe 62 
Barnard, Thomas (Rev.) 

121 
Barron, Mary L. 99 

William A. 90 

William A., Jr. 99 
Barrows, Albert C. 198 

Betsey B. 198 

Elizabeth C. 198 

Freeman Q. i^ 

Hannah 198 

Julia S. 198 

Nathaniel H. 198 

SaUy T. 198 
Baitlett, Bartlet, John 
14-16 

JoBiah 90, 1 1 1 

Kathleen £. 108 

R. £. (Rev.) 212 

Richara 17 
Bartol, Cyrus A. (Rev.) 

226 
Bascom, Alma 76 
Batchelder, Ariana S. 81 

Benjamin P. 81 

Maiy 81, 155 

Mary £. 190 

Stephen 81 

Theodate 168 
Bates, Esther C. 209 
Batt, Christopher 40 

Jane 40 
Beard, Albin 158 
Beardsley, Albion E. 72 

Clara M. 72 

John B. 72 

Mary A. 72 

Mary E. 72 

Warren 72 

Winfield S. 72 
Beede, Sarah 120 
Bell, Charles H. 180 
Bennett, Sarah E. 140 

William 140 
Bigelow, Horace R. 199 
Billings, Julia 75 
Binney, Anna B. 82 

Eliza A. 81, 82 

John 82 



Bishop, John 21 
Blackie, Mary E. 62 
Blaisdell, Anna G. 169, 
171, 172 

EUaK. 171 

Elmer S. 171 

Emeline 169 

Emeline G. 171, 172 

Emma G. 172 

Frank E. 170, 171 

Greenleaf C. 169 

John C. 171 

Solon G. 169, 170, 172 
Blake, Elizabeth 140 
Blundell, Emma 218 
Bond, Harriet C. 136 

Horace 136 

Samuel R. 199 
Bouton, Elizabeth A. 221 

Martha C. 221, 222 

Nathaniel 221 
Boyden, — 61 
Bradley, Adeline 214 

Damel 115 
Bradstreet, Annie 60 

Charies 78 

Harrison P. 60 

Ida M. 78 

Mary 78 

Nathan (Rev.) 151 
Brainard, Joseph 95 
Bremner, David (Rev.) 

180 
Brickett, Bricket, Abigail 

159 
Betsey 129, 158, 159 

James 48, 130 

John 159 

Mary C. 130 

Nathaniel 89 
Briggs, George W. (Rev.) 

218 
Britton, Orpha 84 
Brocklebank, Mary 53 
Browers, Polly 182 
Brown, Browne, Amanda 
W. 132 

Betsey 195 

Catherine 64 

David T. 140 

F. A. 118 

Francis 24 

Frank McD. 168 

Frederic O. 168 

Hiram 132 

Horace G. 168 

James 19, 22 

Jonathan £. 208 

Joseph 46 



Brown, Julia C. 140 

Mary 132* 208 

Mary A. 168, 172, 208 

Mary £. 168 

Samuel E. 168 
Browning, Orville H. 1 53 
Bryant, Sarah E. 147 
Buck, Jessie A. 80 

John B. 80 

Sarah E. 80 
Bucknam, Susie E. 126 
Bunker, Henry 169 

Nellie J. 169 
Bunting, Carrie M. 74 

James F. 74 
Burbank, Annie M. 1 57 

Charies H. 157 

Frances A. 157 

John 119 

Mary 119 

Samuel 157 
Burlingame, William 76 
Burton, Henry G. 73 

Mary L. 73 
Bush, Solon W. (Rev.) 

207 
Bushee, William A. (Rev.) 

207 
Buswell, Charlotte 163 

Elizabeth 163 

Julia 163 

Nathaniel 163 

Sarah A. 163 

William 163 
Butler, J. A. 201 

Mary 107 
Byley, Henry 31, 41 

Rebecca 31 

Calley, Joseph 81 

Mary J. 81 
Calvert, Hayden 87 

Peari 87 

Virginia 87 
Carleton, Aaron 1 49 

Alice B. 147 

Annie W. 147 

Charles G. 147, 148 

Ethel W. 147 

Fannie C. 147 

Frances E. 147 

Francis Clarke 148 

Frauds Cogswell 147 

Julia C. 147 

Julia M. 147, 148 

Mary T. 147 

Philip G. 147 

Samuel 146, 148 

Sarah 146, 148, 149 



INDEX. 



237 



Carleton, Sarah C. 148 

Sarah £. 147 

William Badger 147, 
148 

William Bryant 147 
Carr, George 11, 21 

Molly 120 
Carriel, Eliza 68 

Greenwood 68 

Jonathan 68 

Sibyl 68 
Carter, George P. 218 

Maria 218 

NelUe M. 218 
Cavemo, Abigail 160 
Chalor, Fannie 142 
Champney, Adeline 104 
Chandler, William 10, 14 
Chapin, Ada M. 164 
Chapman, Daniel 57 

David 56, 57 

Edmund 57 

Elizabeth 56, 57 

James 57 

Mary 57 

Nancy 57 

Sally 57 

Samuel 56 

Susan 57 

Susanna 57 
Charles II. 20 
Chase, Stephen 51 
Chipman, John 32 

John (Rev.) 32 

Rebecca 3 if 32 

Ward 32 
Church, Betsey 195 

Samuel 195 

Sophia S. 195 
Cilley, Elizabeth A. 221 

Jacob G. 221 

Joseph 221 

Martha C. 221 
ClafUn, WUliam 186 
Clapp, Clap, Arthur W. 
105 

Charles W. 105 

Ella 105 

Helen F. 105 

Mary 182 
Clark and Clarke, Aaron 
Woodman 161 

Abigail 59, 66, 67, 91, 
102, no. III, 129, 

130, I57-I59* «93 
Abigail Augusta 209 

Abigail Woodman 163 

Abner 125, 155, 192, 

193 



Clark and Clarke, Adel- 

bert Abel 77 
Alfred 165 
Alfred Dame 212 
Alice I. 107 
Alice Mary 107 
Amasa 177, 214 
Amos Sabin 122, 123, 

126, 155, 156, 194, 

>9S 
Ann 73, 129 

Anna 123, .124, 1^9, 

*30» J5S» "56 
Anna Bates 82 

Anna Greeley 169, 171, 

172 
Anna H. 84 
Anna Maria 175, 176 
Anna Norton 176 
Anna Woodman 225 
Anne 91, 95, 102, 105 
Anne White 104, 105 
Annie Elizabeth 105, 

107 
Annie Hill 209 
Annie Louise 84 
Anthony 71 
Ariana 01 

Ariana Batchelder 87 
Ariana S. 81 
Arthur Augustus 78 
Arthur Eastman 189, 

219-222 
Arvilla P. 173 
Asenath 167, 171, 173 
Audrey Walter 78 
Augusta 195 
Avon Julian 202 
Azubah 120 
Benjamin 60, 67, 70 
Benjamin Wells 168, 

207, 208 
Bemice Hortense 78 
Betsey 129, 158, 159 
Betsey Ann 163 
Betty no, 112 
Caroline 59, 62 
Caroline Amelia 73 
Caroline Judson 107, 

108 
Caroline Pratt 74 
Cassandra Perkins 192 
Catharine A. 109 
Catharine Patten 154 
Charles 69 

Charies Bartlett 73, 80 
Charles Bennet 72 
Charles Cecil 184, 217, 

218 



Clark and Clarke, Charles 
Edward 75,80, 81 
Charles Francis 225 
Charles Gilman 81, 87 
Charles Woodman 155 
Clara M. 72 
Clarissa 69 
Cora Matilda 201 
Daniel 24, 29, 36, 54. 
55» S9» 62, 88, iio- 
112, 122, 125, 131, 
156, 19 Q 
Daniel Edward Church 

195, 225 
David 116, 117, 119, 
121-125, 129, 130, 
143, 144, 154, 156- 
158, 160, 161, 194 
David Greenleaf 200 
David Oliphant 129, 

161, 162 
Deborah 31 
Delight 72 
Dorothy 80 
Dorothy Banks 232 
Dorothy Prentiss 217 
Ebenezer 52, 54, 88-92 
Edith 213 
Edith M. 79 
Edith Marion 218 
Edmund Greenleaf 176 
Edward 38 
Edward Edson 192 
Edward Harrington 225 
Edward Hilton 75, 84 
Edward Ray 154 
Edward Wight 213,231, 

232 
Eleanor 59, 62, 65, 96, 

100, 231 
Eleanor French 194 
EUza 55, 67, 68, 70, 160 
Eliza Ann 74, 81 
Eliza Jane 78, 168 
Eliza P. 129 
Eliza Pollard 161 
Elizabeth 22, 25, 26, 28, 
3»» ZZy l^l^^ 40, 4I» 

43» 45, 49. 50, 53. 55- 
57, 60, 69, 91, 129, 

i35» i5'» »5^. 163, 

'97 
Elizabeth Abby 157 

Elizabeth Augusta 154 

Elizabeth Cogswell 198 

Elizabeth Marion 73 

Ella French 194 

Ella Maria 83, 84, 233 

Ellen A. 209 



236 



INDBX. 



Qaik and Clarke, Ellen 

Augusta 70 
Ellen Elizabeth 158, 

160 
Ellen Melissa 230, 231 
Ellen White 105 
Elmer Kingsbury 77 
Emily 80, 106 
Emma Jane 86 
Ethel 212 
Ethel May 87 
Eunice 94 
Ezra Barker 67, 71, 73, 

77 
Ezra Burton 78 
Fsumie Albertina 202 
Fsuinie Kimball 129, 

198 
Fannie Mabel 78 
Frances A. 214 
Frances Lucy Eliza- 
beth 183 
Francis 149, 176, 177, 

214, 2iq 
Francis Marland 215 
Frank 75 
Frank Aigeroy 1 65, 20 1 , 

202 
Frank Herbert 201 
Frank Holden 81 
Frank Leverett 109 
Frank Manley 77, 84 
Fred Leslie 82, 83 
George 82 
George Kuhn 23, 41, 

206, 207, 226-231 
George Pickering 150, 

151, 189, 190 
George W. 71, 78 
George Warren 212 
George Washington 75, 

83, 233 
George Wheeler 79, 

84-86 
George William 83, 84, 

233 
Georgiana 173 
Gertrude Alice 108 
Gertrude Wells 212 
Grace Marguerite 80 
Greenleaf 56, 59, 93- 
96,104-106, 116, 117, 
120, 128, 140, 143- 
146, 149, 158, 160, 
172, 176-180, 184, 
198-200, 214, 234 

Hannah 57i90»9>. J35» 

165 
Hannah B. 212 



Clark and Clarke, Han- 
nah £. 118 
Hannah O. 71 
Harriet 73, 135, 136, 

138 
Harriet Ann 164 

Harriet Eliza 84 

Harriet Elizabeth 84 

Harriet Frances 198 

Harriet L 106 

Harriet Richardson 105 

Harry Canfield 200 

Hartford Geddings 84, 

87 
Hattie May 195 

Hayden Calvert 87 

Helen Elizabeth 86 

Henrietta Augusta 155 

Henry 24, 25, 29, 47, 

48,50 
Henry Dearborn 70, 77 
Henry Waldo 86 
Herbert Nathaniel 173, 

212 
Herbert W. 79 
Howard Irving 108 
Howard P. 165 
Hugh Aaron 78 
Ida Mabel 78 
Irving 106, 108, 109 
Isaac Moore 71, 78 
Isabel Noyes 108 
Isabella 108 
Isabella Thompson 106 
James 67, 69, 70 
James Albert 71, 76-78 
James Edward 190 
James Wason 154 
James Wheelock 62, 

79,86 
Jane 69, 97, 190 
Jane Annie 211 
Jane Graham 190 
Jane Stickney 104 
Jennie Laura 77 
Jenny 69 
Jerome 161, 200 
Jessie Angela 80 
Jessie Bryson 191 
Jessie Isabel 78 
Jettie I. 209 
Joann 70 
John 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 

36, 49. 53. S4» 56, 59» 
60,69,71, 78, 88,89, 

91,124, 125, 140,150, 

151, 157, 166-168, 

171, 190 

John (Rev.) 29, 31 



Clark and Clarke, John 

Badger 149, 179,184- 

189, 220, 221; 
[ohn Bartlett 80 
[ohn Currier 151, 154, 

191, 192 
[ohn Eastman 156 
[ohn Hampden 83, 233 
[ohn J. 78 

[ohn Moses 75, 76, 82 
[ohn Thayer 200 
[ohn Theodore 169, 

171, 209, 210 
[ohn Wendell 209 
[ohn Woodman 130, 

162, 163 
[onathan 17, 52 
[oseph 36 

[oseph Bradlee 75, 80 
[oseph Henry 86 
[oseph Tutein 87 
fosiah 24, 31, 47 
[osiah Bartlett 60, 66- 

68, 70,72 
[udith 25, 34-36, 92, 94 
[udson Greenleaf 96, 

106, 107 

[ulia 139, 142,144-146, 

149. »97. 234 
^ulia Cogswell 144, 176 

[uHa DeUght 72 

fulia Frances 164, 165 
Kate Tenney 191 
Kathleen £. 108 
Laura D wight 184. 217 
Laura Woolsey 182, 

•83 

Leonard 136, 165 
Leverett 106, 109 
Leverett Crofoot 106. 

109 
Leverett K. 165 
Levi 59, 62, 67, 68 
Lillian 333 
liUie 86 
Louisa 164 
Louisa E. 72 
Louisa Powell 215 
Louise Rebecca 80 
Love 67 

Lucy Caldwell 104, 105 
Lucy Caroline 87 
Lydia Mason 213 
Lydia Woodman 129, 

i33» 135 
Lysander C. 184 

Mabel Augusta 83 

Marcy 65 

Margaret Melvin 104 



INDEX. 



«39 



Clark and Clarke, Mar- 
garet More 97 
Maria 70 

Maria Barker 69, 70 
Maribel 191 
Marion Hill 211, 212 
Martha Allen 105 
Martha Anna 207 
Martha Anne 206, 207 
Martha Caldwell 105 
Martha Cilley 221, 222 
Martha Ellen 164 
Martha Jane 69, 75, 84 
Mary 36.56, 57,93, III, 
112, 115, 116, 118- 
120, 130, 135, 136, 
138, 140, 154-156, 

234 
Mary A. 79, 172 

Mary A. J. 83 

Mary Ann 69, 70, 75, 

156, 168, 172, 193, 

208 
Mary Anne 151, 152 
Mary Cobum 179, 180 
Mary Cornelia 200 
Mary Electa 164 
Mary Elizabeth Jewett 

233 
Mary Ella 86, 225 
Mary Ellen 208 
Mary Emma Eastman 

\^ 
Mary Eva 79 
Mary Jane 81, 82, 217 
Mary Jennie 81 
Mary Louisa 73 
Mary M. 72 
Mary Moody 58 
Mary Olivia 225 
Mary Rankin 233 
Mary S. 78 
Mary Smith 158, 159 
Mary Thompson 79 
Mary Watson 183, 184 
Maurice Dwight 184, 

215-217, 234 
Mehitable 60, 65 
Mehitable K. 118, 135, 

136 
Mercy 56,59,65,66,93, 

94 
Mercv Eliza 200 

Micah 91 

Michael 91 

MUdred Elizabeth 108 

Mitty Tewksbury 225 

Molley 112 

Molly 91 



Clark and Clarke, Morris 
Herbert 212 
Moses 54, 56, 59,60,65, 

67-69, 75* "O, III, 
116-118, 120, 135, 

136, 138, 147. I49» 
180-184 

Moses Leonard 165 

Moses N. 106 

Myrtle M. 200 

Nancy 62, 67, 102, 125, 

126, 138, 140 

Nannie 214, 215 

Nathaniel 9-28, 3if 33f 

34, 36-43* 45-57, 89. 
Ill, 112, 1 14-120, 

124, 125, 127-130, 
136, 142, 148, 150, 
154-159, 161, 163, 
164, 173, 202, 221, 
229, 234 
Nathaniel, Jr. 18, 22, 

41, 42-44, 46, 128 
Nathaniel Haven 128, 

129, 159, 178, 196- 

198 
Nathaniel Sibley 165, 

201 
Nellie Maria 218 
Octavius Leonard 164 
Olive 189 
Paul 89, 91, 118, 120, 

126 
Pearl 87 
Perle Vinton 77 
Phebe 62 
Philetta 200 
Philetta Belle 200 
Polly 140 
Priscilla C. 71 
Rachel iii 
Rebecca 74, 93, 94, 96, 

97, »20 
Rebecca Major 74 
Rebecca Swett 103, 105 
Richard Hilton 82, 84 
Robert 54, 56, 69, 74, 

75»97. 110 
Robert Jerome 200 
Rooksby 88, 89 
Rose G. 109 
Rufus Wheelwright 

(Rev.) 09 
Ruth Libby 212 
Ruth Lillian 86 
Sally 102, 139, 142 
Sally Webster 126 
Samuel 53-57, 100, 102, 

103, 112 



Clark and Clarke, Sam- 
uel Everett Church 
196 
Samuel Greeley 168, 

202-207 
Sarah 25, 29,31,^6,47, 
49, 50, 52-56, 67, 72, 

75»9«» 95» >"» "2f 
116, 119, 138-140, 

146, 148, 162 
Sarah A. 160, 161 
Sarah Angelina 82 
Sarah Ann 163 
Sarah Caroline 166, 

168, 169, 171 
Sarah E. 107 
Sarah Elintbeth 76, 

81 
Sarah Ellen 77, 172 
Sarah Fisher 177 
Sarah Frances 177 
Sarah Francis 177 
Sarah Goodhue 103- 

105 
Sarah Jane 75, 149, 179, 

180 
Sarah Jordan i6c 
Sarah M. 162, 163 
Sarah Maria 83, 233 
Sarah Martha 73 
Sarah Noyes 179, 180 
Sarah Persis 164 
Sarah Poor 106 
Sarah White 102 
Sophia Elizabeth 195, 

196 
Sophia Elizabeth 

Church 196 
Sophia Stewart 195 
Sophronia 165 
Stephen 54, 55, 88, 89, 

92, 93» 96 
Stephen Greeley 143, 

176, 212, 213 
Stephen Wells 169, 

209-211 
Susan 95, 1 30 
Susan Bunker 84 
Susan Frances 103 
Susan Greeley 109 
Susan Greenleaf 102 
Susan Jane 190, 191 
Susan Moody 157, 198 
Susanna 90, 91, 94, 102, 

116, 120 
Susannah 116 
Tamasin, Tamsin 1 13 
Theodore 1 16, 1 17, i20» 

IJ8.140 



«40 



INDEX. 



Clark an(iC]arke,Thoina8 
24, 28, 47, 48, 50 
Thomas Jefferson 67, 

68,71 
Thomasine 54 
Vesta Adelaide 80 
Virgima Lee 232 
Waldo Ernest 108 
Waldo Josiah 72, 79 
Waldo Lee 80 
Wallace Roland 109 
Walter Grant 78 
Walter Smith 82, 83 
Walter Weeks 67, 68, 

70 
Warren 107 
William 70, 102 
WilUam Angd^us 75, 

81 
WUlUm Cogswell 28, 

54, 146, 173-I75» »79> 
181, 184, 185, 189, 
213, 222-225 

WiUiam H. ic6 

William Henry 67, 69, 
7J.8i.86 

William Hollyday 215 

William Wight 232 

WUUs Gaylord 192 
Clement, Mary 133 

Moses 133 

Sarah 113 
Clongh, Abner C. 126 

Albert H. 71 

Alfred M. 1 26 

Edward G. 126 

Elizabeth 125 

George li. 71 

Greenleaf C. 125, 126 

Harriet W. 125 

Jeremiah 138 

Jonathan 125 

Jonathan C. 160 

Josiah 125 

Martha J. 125, 126 

Mary M. 126 

Nancy 125, 126 

Samuel 125, 126 

Samuel A. 126 

Sarah A. 160 

Sarah A. W. 126 

Susie E. 126 

Zetta 7 1 
Coates, Alice I. 107 

Charles H. 107 
Cobum, Amasa 144, 149 

Hannah B. 149 

Julia 144, 149 

Julia C. 149 



Cobum, Mar^ 144 
Coffin, Abigail 30 

Alice C. 64 

Benjamin 107 

Deacon 43 

Ellen M. 63 

Esther P. 64 

Hattie M. 64 

Henry F. 64 

John W. 64 

Joseph 136 

Joshua 28, 37, 38, 91 

Judith ^8, 39 

Lizzie 60 

Lizzie R. 64 

Lucy A. 64 

Mary 107 

Mary L. 64 

Mary R. 64 

Nathaniel C. (Rev.) 63 

Sarah E. 107 

Scott F. 64 

Susan J. 63 

Tristram 11, 14, 17, 19, 
20, 25, 28, 38, 39, 43. 
52» 205 
Cogswell, Elizabeth 158, 
197 

Florence 144 

Francis 145, 177, 197 

George 145, 176 

Hannah P. 145 

John 145 

John B. D. 197 

Joseph B. 145, 197 

Judith 144, 146, 197 

Julia 144-146, I49» «77. 

197» 234 
Maiy S. 177 

Nathaniel (Rev.) 145 

Thomas 144, 14 c 

William 143-146, 197 

WilUam (Rev.) 145 
Coker, Coocker, Cooker, 

Moses 49, 50 
Colby, Camela 165 

Edith L. 165 

Homer W. 165 

John R. 164 

John T. G. (Rev.) 165 

Julia F. 164 

Kenneth T. 165 

Mary 165 

Sophroma 165 
Cole, Abby R. 198 
Coleman, Alice loi 

Charles J. loi, 102 

John W. 101 

Lucia A. 1 01, 102 



Conner, Abigail 60 
Cooper, John 226 
Copeland, Maria 218 
Corey, Hannah 151 
Corliss, Ephraim 136 
Cottels, Ezra 46 
Cram, Ebenezer 119 

Susan 119 
Crofoot, Annie E. 105, 
107 

Betsey 105 

Charles E. 107 

Charles M. 105, 107 

Ella 105 

Ellen W. 105 

Hosea T. 105 

Iia 105 
Crombie, Hugh 190 

Mary 190 

Susan J. 190, 191 
Crosby, Dizi 181 

Josiah 181 
Cross, Ralph ^"^ 
Currier, Belle 71 

David I CI 

Elizabeth 151 

Estelle 71 

Hannah O. 71 

Henry no 

John J. 28, 46 

Mary 151 

Saradi 119 

William 71 
Zetta 71 
Cushing, Caleb 106 
Caleb (Rev.) 56, 59 
Mary Anna 99 

Dam, Orinda 61 
Dame, Hannah B. 212 

Samuel 212 
Damon, Calvin (Rev.) 137 
Dana, Daniel (Rev.) 97 
Daniels, Lois 70 
Davenport, E. F. 201 
Davis, Elias 94 

Eliza 66 
Davison, Daniel 11, 12, 

17.18 
Dean, Deane, Deborah 31 

Thomas 31 
Denis, Samuel 21 

Sarah 21 
Dimmick, Luther F. 

(Rev.) 105 
Dinsmore, Maiy 151 
Dodd, Fannie M. 161 

Leonard (Rev.) 161 
Doe, Abigail 60, 61 



\ 



INDEX. 



941 



Doe, Andrew 57 

Annie 61 

Charles 61 

Ebenezer H. 61 

Edward 61 

Eliphalet 60 

Elizabeth 60, 61 

George 61 

Gideon 60 

Ira 61 

John 61 

Joeeph 61 

Lucy 61 

Lucy J. 61 

Mark 61 

Mary 61 

Melvina 61 

Meribah 61,62 

Minnie 61 

Moses 59 

Moses C. 61, 62 

Nancv 60, 61 

Orincla6i 

SaUy57 

Salome 62 
Dole, Amos 53, 54 

Benjamin 53, 54, 89 

Charles E. 134 

David 53, 54 

Eliza 134 

Elizabeth 53 

Eunice 5^, 54 

George £.134 

Hannah C3 

Howard N. 134 

Jane 53, 54 

John 13 

Judith S3, 54 

Mary 53 

Micah 53, 54 

Moses 53, 54 

Oliver 53, 54 

Patience 53, 54 

Samuel 45, 53 

Sarah 53, 54 

Susanna 53, 54 

William 53 
Dow, Anna W. 225 

George L. 225 

Le Norah 225 

Margaret LeN. 225 

WUUam C. 225 
Downer, Robert 22 
Drake, Eliphalet 140 

George K. 190 

George W. 140 

Hugh C. 190, 191 

Jane G. 190 

John F. 140 



Drake, Judith 140 

Lauia C. 142 

Marv E. 190 

Molly 140 

Nancy 140 

Noah W. 190 

Orren E. 140 

Ralph A. 191 

Ruth W. 191 

Sarah E. 140 
Drody, Allen G. 74 

Rebecca M. 74 
Dudley, Elizabeth 230 

Ellen M. 230, 231 

Harrison 230 

James 230 

Joseph 231 

Mercy 230 

Paul 231 

Samuel (Rev.) 230, 231 

Sarah 230 

Stephen 230 

Thomas 75. « 76, 231 
Dummer, Dumer, Mr. 12 

Richard, Jr. 13 
Dunton, Mary 78 
Dustin, John 189 
Dutton, Lyman M. 195, 
196 

Mary C. 106 

Mason 100 

Sally 196 

Sophia E. 195, 196 
Dwight, Cecil 182, 183 

John 183 

Laura W. 182, 183 

Mary 182, 183 

Nathaniel 183 

Timothy 182, 183 

Timothy (Rev.) 183 

William C. 183 

Eastman, Anna 156 

Joanna 156 

John 156 

Jonathan 164 

Louisa 164 
Eaton, Abijah 128 

Bertha E. 194 

Betsey F. 193 

Elisha 140 

Elizabeth 140 

Frank G. 193 

Frank W. 193 

Gertrude F. 193 

Grover C. 193 

Ichabod 120 

James 193 

James C. 193 



Eaton, John 140 

Joseph 114 

Katherine 193 

Pauline 193, 194 

Rebecca 120 

Samuel 117, 143 

Sarah 140 

Susan F. 193 

Susan M. 193, 194 

Willis S. 19J 
Eberhard, Nellie 60 
Edson, Cassandra P. 192 
Edwards, Charles B. 159 

Clark H. 159 

Dora M. 1 59 

Helen W. 159 

Jonathan (Rev.) 183 

Mary 76, 183 

Sarah 183 

William J. 1 59 
Elkins, Rachel in 

Saraih B. 112 
Eller, Homer C. 199 
Elliot, Jessie V. 100 
Ellis, Francis 43 
Emerson, Abner P. 74 

Albert H. 138 

Anna £.74 

Caroline N. 134 

Esther 134 

Frances 134 

Frances R. 74 

Frederic W. 74 

George E. 134 

George I. 134 

Hanmdi 118, 135 

Henry 74 

Henry P. 74 

Joseph C. 185 

Mary 138 

Mary L 134 

Mildred 134 

Moses 138 

Nehemiah 127 

Paul G. 134 

Phebe 74 

Rebecca M. 74 

Russell 134 

Sarah 138 

William 138 
Emery, John 14, 24 

Mehitable 119 
Eveleigh, Isaac 1 1 

Fairfield, William 35 
Famsworth, Thomas G. 

(Rev.) 138 
Field, Laura A. 63 

Louisa M. 63 



94> 



INDEX. 



Field, Warren R. 63 
Fifield, Ann 69 

Elizabeth 60 

Shadrach 60 
Fish, Church 77 

Elmira 77 

Sarah E. 77 
FitzGerald, Isabel N. 108 

Robert 108 
Flanders, Adelaide A. 

137 

Almira E. 137 

Charles L. 136 

Harriet 136, 138 

Harriet I. 137 

James 136, 138 

James H. 137 

Mary E. 138 

Moses C. 137, 138 

Susannah 155 
Flandrau, Charles £.199 
Folsom, John 230 

Mercy 230 
Foote, David C. 161 

Eliza P. 161 

Fannie M. 161 

Mehitable 161 

Nathaniel 161 

Samuel P. 129, 161 
Ford, Ellen H. 136 

WUliam 136 
Forsaith, Elizabeth 126 
Foster, Benjamin 155, 194 

Bemice M. 137 

Carrie A. 137 

Charies W. 137 

Clara I. 137 

Elizabeth A. 155, 194 

Elmer E. 137 

Emma C. 137 

Georgie M. 137 

Harriet I. 137 

Harriett L. 137 

Hattie A. 155 

Hattie M. 137 

Herman 131 

Howard L. 137 

John E. 137 

John S. 137 

John W. 137 
Fox, Katherine 193 
French, Eleanor 60 

Henry 112 

Joanna 156 

Jonathan 155 

Mary 155 

Mehitable 60 

Samuel 24 

Sarah 140 



French, Thomas 60 
Frost, Edmund 207 

Gideon 207 

Martha 207 

Sarah 207 

Walter 207 
Frye, Col. 92 

James 214 
FiUler, Jessie B. 191 

Walter N. 191 

Gabel, Ethel W. 147 

John Carieton 147 

John Coldovey 147 
Gs^g[e, Abby R. 198 

Daniel 119 

Dorcas 119 

Harriet F. 198 

Herbert E. 198 

John 119 

Mary 119 

Roscoe W. 198 

Samuel 119 

Sarah 119 
Gannett, Ezra S. (Rev.) 

206 
Garland, Horace M. 169 

Nellie J. 169 
Gedney, Bartholomew 41, 

43»45 
German, Charies R. 79 

Maiy T. 79 
Gerrish, Arthur S. 98 

Capt. 14, 23 

Caroline P. 97 

Col. 92 

George A. 97-99 

Jeanie A. 97, 98 

Joseph 91 

Moses 12 

Samuel 92 
Getchell, Martha A. 63 
Gibbons, Ambrose 168, 

205 
Giddings, Lydia 33 

Zebulon "^"^ 
Gilbert, Harriet B. 232 
Gilman, Gillman, Abigail 

29*30 
Daniel 29 

Elizabeth 29, 30, 32, 33, 

37 
Hannah 30 
Hattie M. 195 
Joanna 30 
John 29, 32, 33, 230 
John T. 29 
Josiah 30 
Lydia 33 



Gilman, Mary 29, jo, 

Mary B. 195 

Nathaniel 30, '^'^ 

Nicholas 29-31, '^^ 

Rufus H. 195 

Sarah 29-31, ^^^ 230 

Samuel 29, -^"^ 

Susannah 30 

Tabitha 33 

Trueworthy 30 
Glines, Annie G. 133 

Isaac 133 

Mary 133 
Goodacre, Isabella 108 
Gooden, Rebecca 74 
Goodhue, Abigail 102 

Hezekiah 102 

Sarah 102 
Goodwin, Abbie 60 
Gookin, Delight 72 

Julia D. 72 
Gould, Sarah J. 61 
Gove, Lucy M. 65 

Simon G. 65 
Graham, Jane 190 

Sarah 190 

William 190 
Greeley, Andrew 176 

Anna 175, 176 

Anna M. 175, 176 

Rev. Mr. 166, 169 

Stephen L. 175, 176 
Green, Cyrus B. 168 

Eliza J. 168 

John F. 160 

Nellie J. i<>9 

Stephen W. 169 
Greene, George 78 

Mary S. 78 

Nancy M. 78 
Greenl^, Greenleife, 

Abigail 89 

Daniel 55 

Edmund 28, 52, ^, 89, 
146 

Elizabeth 93, 146 

Enoch 21 

John 47. 51. 55, 89 

Judith 28, 38, 39 

Richard 92 

Rooksby 88, 89 

Samuel 24, 47, 52, 55 

Sarah 52, 55 

Stephen 11, 12, 20, 

55 
Stephen, Jr. 12 

Griffin, S. S. 124 

Griffiths, John 35 



INDEX. 



243 



Habig, Lucy 87 

Lucy C. 87 

Nicholas H. 87 
Hale, Anna 33 

Elizabeth 31-33, 36, 37 

Henry 33 

John (Rev.) 31, 36-38, 

42i43 
Moses (Rev.) 54, 55 

Nathan 38, 1 1 1 

Rebecca 31 

Robert 31-33, 36 

Sarah 38 

Thomas 45 
Hall, Sarah 190 
Ham, George W. 86 

Mary £. 86 

Susan W. 86 
Hamlin, Arianna 165 
Hammond, Caroline A. 68 

John Q. 68 
Hanson, Abigail 160 

Ebenezcr 160 

Sarah A. 160 
Hard wick, Benjamin F. 

137 
Edith F. 137 

Emma E. 137 

Georgie M. 137 

Harold I. 137 
Hardy, Biley 1 10 

David 119 

Dorcas 119 

John 119 

Joseph 119 

Mary 118, 119 

William 119 
Hargis, Florence 101 

Henry W. loi 

James H. (Rev.) 101 

Jessie W. 10 1 

Lucia C. 101 

Sara 101 
Harrington, Charles B. 
225 

Margaret 225 

Mary E. 225 
Harris, Edith K. 97 

Lucy W. 97 

Mary A. 97 

Robert L. 97 
Hart, Jennie A. 13J 
Hartford, Benjamin F. 
164 

Miles F. 164 

Sarah P. 164 
Harvey, Ann 65 
Hastings, Alfred H. 103 

Dorothy 103 



Hastings, Frances L. E. 

183 
Herbert C. 103 

Louis P. 103 

Lucy 183 

Mary W. 183, 184 

Roger W. 103 

Saiah L. 103 

Simeon 183 
Hatch, Albert R. 198 

John P. 79 
Hathaway, Augusta 195 

George 195 

Polly 195 
Hawkes, Julia P. 76 
Haye, Julia p. 72 
Hayes, Mary 61 
Hazeltine, Haseltine, 
Hazelton, Abigail 

James 120, 128 

James, Jr. 128 

Nathaniel 116, 120 

Rebecca 120 

Rebecca C. 120 

Richard 120 

Susanna 120 

Susannah 116 
Head, Mary 135 
Healy, John P. 203 
Heath, Abigail 133 

Elizabeth A. 133 

John 133 
Hersey, Mary C. 159 

Walter H. 159 
Higgins, Bridget 57 
Hill, Daniel 211 

Elizabeth 60, 211 

George E. (Rev.) 179 

Jane A. 211 

Mary B. 195 

Myrtle M. 200 

Robert G. 200 

2^rviah 200 
Hills, Mr. 14 
Hilton, Edward 75 

Martha 75 

Richard 75 

Sarah 75 
Hines, Merrill 120 

Susanna 120 
Hogg, Alice C. 64 
HoUyday, Louisa 2 14, 21 5 

Nannie 214, 215 

William M. 214, 215 
Holten, S. 117 
Hook, Hooke, Abraham 
III 

Daniel C. 112 



Hook, Elisha no, 112 

Horace H. 112 

Jacob 112 

Moses III, 112 

Rachel in 

Reuben 112 

Ruth 112 

Ruth S. 112 

Sarah 112 

Sarah B. 112 

Sarah H. 112 
Hooker, Anson P. 147 
Hooper, Albert 61 

Bemice 61 

Caroline 61 

Edward 61 

Mary 61 

Moses 61 

Grin 61 
Hosner, Augusta 195 

George W. 195 
How, Abigail 159 

Berkeley 159 

Emma F. 159 

Harriet F. 159 

Helen W. 159 

Jared 159, 199 

Jared S. 159 

Joseph 34, 35 

Margaret J. 159 

Maiv C. 159 

Nathaniel C. 159 

Phineas 159 

Phineas B. 159 

Tryphena 1 59 
Howard, Alvin 84 

Anna H. 84 

Arethusa 84 
Howe, Caroline 66 

Nathaniel 66 
Hoyt, Eben in 

Isabel D. 138 

Martha 58 

Mary in 

Mary E. 138 

True 138 
Hubbard, Oliver P. 181 
Hughes, Harriett L. 137 
Hunkins, Betsey F. 193 
Hunter, Ada M. 164 

Addie B. 164 

Joseph 164 
Hutchins, John 12 
Hutchinson, Elisha 163 

Harriet 163 

Sarah M. 163 

Uslv, Ilsley, William 21 
Ireland, Saiah207 



244 



INDEX. 



James, — 83 

EUa M. 83, 233 

Isaac G. 233 

Leah 233 

Thomas A. 233 
Jameson, Ephraim O. 

(Rev.) 145 
Jaques, Henry 15, 50 

Sophia 106 
Jenkhis, Judith ^4-36 

Thomas 34-36 
Jewell, Abigail 91 

Hannah H. 68 
Jewett, Ellen A. 209 

Esther C. 209 

John 209 

Mary 1^0 

Nehemiah 115 
Johnson, Catharine A. 
109 

Christopher 109 

Col. 114 

Grace B. 160 

Katharine 160 

Sarah 109 

William (Rev.) 93 

William H. 160 
Johnston, Leon R. 82 

Mary J. 82 

Roy C. 82 
Jordan, Hannah 165 
Joseph (Indian) 13 

Kelley, Kelly, John 13, 24 
Kennedy, Le Norah 225 
Kent, John 52, 53 

John, Jr. 13 

Sarah 52, 53 

Stephen 91 
Kimball, Benjamin 117 

Caroline P. 97 

Caroline R. 93, 97, 100 

Charles W. 97 

David 97, 98 

Harriet McE. 97, 98 

Henry 119 

Jemima 155 

Lucy W. 97 

Mary 135 

Richard 119 

Sarah 119 

Timothy 135 

Ursula 1 19 
Kinsman, Aaron 1 2 1 
Knapp, Carroll S. 191 

Maribel 191 

Maybeth C. 191 

Raymond A. 191 
Knight, John 13-15 



Knight, Richard 14 
Knowlton, Capt. 138 

George 208 

Mary 208 

Mary £^ 208 

Winfield S. 208 
Kuhn, George H. 206^ 227, 
228 

Jacob 206 

Martha 207 

Martha A. 206, 207 

William P. 227 

Ladd, John 106 

Rhoda 120 

Sarah P. 106 

Sophia 106 
Lake, Albert C. 193 

Elmer E. 193 

Eunice 193 

Joshua 193 

Joshua N. 193 

Mary A. 193 

Mary E. 193 

Rhoda 193 

Vida A. 193 
Lancaster, Luella 209 
Lane, Samuel 89 
Lang, Fred C. 234 

Mary W. 234 

Olive 71 

Prisdlla C. 71 

Thomas 71 
Langley, John F. 208 
Laybum, Sarah E. 80 
I^a, J. Henry 40 
Leavitt, Martha 75 
Lee, Mahala £. A. 79 

Mary E. 141 
Leonard, Ellen H. 136 

George C. 136 

Harriet C. 136 

Lemuel 136 

Mary 136 
Leslie, Maria H. 64 
Libby, Elizabeth 211 
Lightbody, Margaret 225 
Lincoln, Anna B. 82 
Linsley, Mary M. 72 
Little, Arthur F. 137 

Emma C. 137 

Frank E. 137 

Gladys M. 137 

Howard L. 137 

Lillian M. 137 

Tamar 133 
Long, Caleb 1 1 2 

Charles 112 

Clarke 112 



Long, Mary 112 
Lord, Abi^ul 29 

Mary 29, 57 

Susanna 57 
Lougee, Nancy 67 
Lowe, Susannah 30 
Lowell, Lowle, Benjamin 

Margaret 22 

Margerite 22 

Richard 19, 22, 46 

Samuel 22 

Thomas 22 
Lunt, Daniel 21, 24 

George 106 

Hannah 21 

Henry 19, 21,43,49, 50 

Joanna 93 
Lyford, John no 

Stephen C. 173, 185 

MacLaughlin, Rev. Dr. 

211 
Major, Frederic W. 74 

Rebecca 74 
Mann, John 162 

Patience 162 

Sarah 162 
March, George 12 

Hugh 20 

John 12 
Marland, Abraham 177 

Mary 177 

Mary S. 177 

Sarah F. 177 
Marsh, Charles 103, X04 

Hugh 20 

Jettie L 209 

John 209 

Laura S. 104 

Luella 209 

Rebecca S. 103 
Marston, Amos 155 

Andrew J. 155 

Annie S. 155, i c6 

George 155, 156 

Henrietta A. 155 

Henrietta E. 155 

Linda M. B. 155 

Marianne 155 

Susannah 155 
Martin, Eliza 200 

Mehitable 161 
Mason, — 119 

Robert 12 
Mather, Dr. 35 
Maxwell, Benjamin 66 

Eliza 66 
Mayo, Mr. 47 



INDEX. 



«4S 



McCarter, Elizabeth 70 
McCIoy, Caroline A. 134 
McCriUis, Flora M. 164 

Henry P. 164 

John 164 

Sarah P. 164 

Sophia 164 
McFarland, Alice M. 107 

Charlotte 107 

Thaddeos 107 
Melvin, James 97, 233 

James S. 233 

Margaret C. 97, 233 

Rebecca S. 97, 234 

William A. 233, 234 
Merrill, Daniel 104 

Jane S. 104 

Mary 56 

Mercy 56 

Moses 56 

Phineas 59 

Sarah 149 
Messer, Cora M. 201 

Eben S. 201 

Nancy 201 
Metcalf, Harriet W. 125 

Martha J. 125, 126 

Sarah 176 
Mighill, Capt. 121 
Milliken, Rebecca 120 
Mitchell, Anne W. 104 

Frederick 104 
Moody, Caleb 14 

Hannah 197 

John 95 

Mary yo 

Maiy E. 130 

Nathan 130 

Paul 130 

Susan 130 
Mooers, Clarence 144 

I'lorence 144 

Mary 144 

Reuben D. 144, 145 
Moore, Benjamin K. 73 

Caroline A. 73 

Daniel W. 73 

Eben 70 

Edmund 14 

Harriet 73 

Hobart 226 

Joann 70 

Nancy 61 

Polly 70 

Reuben 191^ 
Morrill, Isaac *ii, 22,. 24 
Morris, Evan 16 
Morrison, Leonard A. 

(Rev.) 66 



Morse, Ann 20 

Anthony 19, 20 

Benjamin 119 

Joanna 1 19 

Mehitable 119 

Nathan 119 

Robert 19, 20 

Sarah 116, 119 

Susan 119 

William 11 
Morss, James (Rev.) 100 
Mosher, Roxianna 86 
Moulton, Dolly F. 189 

Enoch 189 

John 189 

Susan G. 189 

William 24 
Murch, Sarah M. 106 

Thompson 106 

Thompson II. 106 
Murphy, D. I. 127 
Murray, Elizabeth 57 

Timothy 57 
Muzzy, Joseph 22 

Widow 22 

Nason, Elias (Rev.) 37 
Neal, Mary 81 
Newhall, Anna £. 74 
Nichols, Nickles, Caro- 
line P. 74 

Carrie M. 74 

James M. 74 

Moses 121 

Phebe 74 
Nims, Harriett 76 

Mary 76 

Reuoen 76 
Norris, Benjamin 65, 66 

Capt. HI 

Carleton 148 

Comfort 65 

Eliza 66 

Joseph 65, 66 

Lorin O. 66 

Marcv 65 

Martha 66 

Mary 50, 65, 66 

Mehitable C. 6q 

Mercy 59, 65, to 

Rolf C. 148 

Ruth 148 

Sarah C. 148 

William (Rev.) 66 

WUliam O. 148 
Norton, Anna 175, 176 
Noyes, Adelaide A. 137 

Anne 102 

Anne P. 103 



Noyes, Annie 134, 135 
Arthur B. 133 
Caroline A. 134 
Caroline R. 134 
Charles 104 
Charles B. 133 
Charles M. 104 
Charles W. 105 
Eliza 134, 135 
Fannie B. 134, 135 
Frances 134, 135 
Harold £. 134 
Harriet N. 134 
Harriette E. 135 
Harry I. 134 
Helen 134 
Henrietta W. 134 
Henry 133 
Isaac S. 134, 135 
Isabel C. 105 
Isabell E. 133 
James 12 
James N. 135 
Jennie A. 135 
Lucy 180 
Lydia C. 133, 135 
Lydia W. 113, 135 
Margaret 96 
Margaret B. 104 
Margaret M. 104 
Mary B. 133, 135 
Mary L. 134 
Mary W. 134, 234 
Nathaniel (Rev.) 102 
Parker 95, 102 
Robert E. 135 
Roland I. 134 
Samuel C. 105 
Sarah 102 
Sarah J. 149, 180 
Silas 180 
Tamar 133 
Thomas 12, 13, 17, 18, 

24 
William 17, 25, 26, 133- 

135* 144 
William C. 133-135, 

'43 
Nutter, Eleanor 172 

Mary A. 172 

Wiluam 172 

Oakman, Anna C. 76 

Julia P. 76 

Richard N. 76 

Richard N., Jr. 76 

Sarah E. 76 
Ober, Anna 'X^ 
O'Brien, Esther L. 64 



246 



INDEX. 



O'Brien, Henry R. 64 

James P. (Rev.) 64 

Lizzie R. 64 
Odell, James £. 68 

Sarah £. 68 
Odlin, Rev. Messrs. 37 
Orbeton, Eliza J. 78 

ElUot 78 

Evelyn 78 
Ordway, Samuel 16 
Otis, Charles 62 

Harry 62 

Lucy 62 

Page, Robert 205 

Thomas 127 
Paine, George S. (Rev.) 

207 
Palmer, Charles H. 68 

Harriet F. 68 
Parker, Sarah 80 

Thomas (Rev.) 9, 10 
Parsons, Moses (Rev.) 57, 

92i94 
Partridge, Samuel 183 

Payson, Amy E. 70 

EdaL.70 

Ella L. 70 

Ellen A. 70 

John 70 

John E. 70 

Lois 70 
Pearson, Benjamin 51 

Ebenezer 197 

Hannah i4o» 197, 198 
Pease, Ada A. 103 

Artemisia A. 103 

Austin S. 103 

Clara A. 103 

Katherine 103 

Louis A. 103 

Sarah L. 103 

Sarah W. 103 

Winifred C. 103 
Peaslee, Caroline E. 160 

Charlotte F. 160 

Daniel 160 

Edmund R. 181 

Elizabeth 160 

Grace B. 160 

Hannah 146 

Judith 197 

Luther D. 159, 160 

Mary C. 160 

Marv S. 159 

Nathaniel 146 
Peavey, tlleanor 172 
Peck, Addie B. 164 

Archie A. 164 



Peck, Edith A. 164 

Elmer A. 164 

Harriet Ada 164 

Harriet Ann 164 

Lucy 164 

Oliver 164 

Oliver A. 164 
Peek, Ella K. 171 

Emily C. 171 

Samuel C. 171 
Peirce, IHerce, Andrew 
64 

Daniel 11, 12, 15, 17, 
18, 20, 23 

Emily 80 

John 80 

Mary L. O. 64 

Sarah 80 

Zerviah 200 
Perkins, Mary 190 

Mary £. 202 

WUthen 97 
Perry, John T. 37 

Susanna 91 
Pettingell, Elizabeth G. 

93 
Thomas 93 

Philbrick, Elizabeth 125 

Phillips, Cynthia 68 

Walter 68 
Pickard, Jeanie A. 97, 98 

John 98 
Pickering, George (Rev.) 
190 

Timothy 94 
Pierpont, James (Rev.) 

183 
Sarah 183 

Pike, Hugh 34 

James (Rev.) 30 

Joseph 56 

Major 25 

Robert 22 
IMper, Abigail 59, 66, 67 

Betsey 58 

Carohne 66 

Caroline L. 62 

Charles B. 63 

Charles W. 63 

Comfort 65 

Edna A. 63 

Eleanor 59, 62, 65 

Eleanor J. 64 

Ellen C. 62 

Eunice 62 

George 62, 66, 67 

George Fisher 62 

George Frederick 
(Rev.) 65, 67 



Piper, Ivan J. 63 

Jane 58 

John A. 63 

John L. 62, 63 

Jonas W. 63 

Louisa 66, 07 

l/ouisa M. 63 

Martha A. ^ 

Mary 63, 66 

Mary S. 62 

Moses C. 62 

Nellie B. 63 

Norah A. 63 

Olive 57 

Phebe C. 63 

Sally F. 62 

Sarah B. 62 

Thomas 66 

Wilder 63 

William A. 63 
Plumer, Plummer, Anna 
124 

Francis 124 

Samuel 14 
Pollard, Eliza 160 

Isaac 160 

Lucy 160 
Pomeroy, Seth 75 
Pond, Cfharies P. 164 

Flora M. 164 

Harold P. 164 

Julia 164 
Pool, Hannah 165 

Solomon 165 

Sophronia 165 
Poor, Poore, Alfred 126 

Amos, Jr. 90, 91 

Enoch III 

John 125 

Moses 90 
Potter, Joseph H. 208 
Powell, Louisa 214, 215 
Prentiss, Elizabeth 230 

Valentine 231 
Prescott, Prescutt, Azu- 
bah 120 

Carl F. 141 

Clark 120 

Edward S. 141 

Edwin C. 142 

Fannie 142 

Frederick C. 141 

George C. 141, 142 

Green leaf Clark 120 

Greenleaf Clarke 142 

Henry L. 141 

Herbert C. 142 

James 120 

Jane 120 



INDEX. 



247 



Prescott, John 120, 138, 
140, 142 

John H. 140, 141 

Joshua 120 

Julia C. 140 

Laura C. 142 

lizzie 142 * 

Lucinda 120 

Margaret 141 

Marie G. 142 

Mary 116, 120, 140, 142 

Mary C. 142 

Mary E. 141 

Mary L. 142 

Maude 141 

Molly 120, 140 

Rhoda 120 

Samuel 140 

Sarah 120 

Ward D. 142 
Preston, Charles H. 112, 

Sarah II. 112 
Proudfit, John (Rev.) 

lOOf 102 
Putnam, Frances £. 147 

John N. 184 

Rufus A. (Rev.) 147 

Thomas 21, 22, 24 

Rand, Ann M. J. 126 

Barzillai H. 126 

Charles A. 126 

Kdward G. 126 

KUzal)eth 126 

Emma I. 126 

Frank N. 180 

Ilattie M. 126 

Henry E. 126 

Joseph N. 189 

Olive 189 

Orlando 11. 126 

Sarah A. W. 126 

William 126 
Randolph, Edward 1 1 
Rankin, Edwin H. 233 

Jane Y. 233 

Mary A. J. ^-^ 

Mary E. J. 233 
Raymond, Henry T. 186 
Rice, Caroline K. 99 

Charles W. 99 

James S. 99 
Richardson, Abby C. 104 

Harriet R. 103 

John 124 

John (Rev.) 16, 36 

John B. 103 

Lucy A. 104 



Richardson, Lucy C. 104 

Mal)el 103 

Mabel L. 104 

Martha J. 103 

Mary 82 

Mary D. 104 

Sandi G. 103, 105 

Sarah W, 103 

William 103, 104 
Roliin (Negro) 13 
Rolnnson, Anna 58 

Dolly F. 1 89 

Eben j8 

Ephraim ^'^ 

Jane 69 

Jenny 69 

Lydia i2t 
Rogers, Catherine 64 

Eleanor J. 64 

Frank L. 64 

George E. 65 

Harry 64 

Harvev G. 65 

John 64 

Lucy M. 6s 

Maria H. 64 

Nathaniel 64, 65 

Patience 162 

William 65 
Rolfe, Rolf, Benjamin 14 

John 21, 46, 50 

Martha 46 
Rollins, Ann 69 

Clarissa 69 

Nicholas 69 
Rowell, Ann 73 

Anna 73 

Benjamin 73 

George W. 169 

Perley W. 169 

Rhoda 73 

Sarah C. 169 

Sarah W. 169 
Runnels, Daniel 121, 122 
Russell, Abljy O. 64 

Charles E. 64 

Eldward 64 

John E. 64 
Rust, Abby O. 64 

Ann 65 

FJeanor 65 

George H. 64 

Gertrude 64 

Hattie M. 64 

Henry 65 

John R. 64 

Josephine 64 

Mary K (). 64 

Phebe C. 63 



Rust, Richard 65 

Susan J. 63 

Thomas 63 

Thomas II. 64 
Ruttcr, Julia S. 198 

Sabin, Emery 126 

Peter 126 

Sally W. 126 
Saltonstall, N. 43 

Richard 114 
Sanborn, Abigail 193 

Benjamin 167, 168 

Blanche A. 79 

Calvin M. 79 

Daniel 193 

Fannie M. 79 

Fred C. 79 

George H, 173 

Georgiana 173 

Isaac 1 10 

John 167, 168 

Mary 167, 168 

Mary A. 79 

Nancy 193 

Peter 168, 205 

Theodate 168 
Sanders, Edward 61 

Herbert 61 

Merilxih 61 

W. H. 61 
Sargent, F. H. 138 
Savage, Charles W. 1 52, 

Edward A. 152 

Hannah 151 

Iliel 151 

Isaac A. 151, 152 

James F. 123-125, 150, 

i52» iSS» »56 

Mary A. 151, 152 

Mary C. 152 

Miriam 153 
Saw^yer, Abigail 29 

Lucy 87 

Mary 130 
Scott, Andrew J. 218 

Charles 225 

Edith M. 218 

Emma 218 

George II. (Rev.) 161 

Henry 119 

Martha 119 

Submit R. 225 

Ursula 119 
Scullard, Samuel 21 
Seavey, Rose (r. 109 
Secomb, Elizabeth 160 
Seeley, Annie 134 



248 



INDEX. 



Seeley, Herbert S. 134 
Seers, Widow 21 
Sewall, Judge (Samuel) 

Stephen 43, 45 
Shepard, Lucy 183 
Sherburne, Moses 199 

Samuel 168 
Short, Henry 23 
Sibley, Abig^ 163 

Betsey A. 163 

Jacob 163 
Simpson, Nancy 62 
Sleeper, Anna 112 

Jonathan 112 

Mary 112 
Smart, Sarah M. 106 
Smith, Abigail 130, 133, 

157 
Amanda W. 132 

Annie Gilman 133 

Annie Glines 133 

Arthur W. 132 

Benjamin 56 

Daniel C. 132 

Edward C. 132 

Elizabeth A. 133 

Grace L. 132 

Isaac 82, 130, 133, 

«57 
Isaac W. 130-133, 158 

James 50 

Janet Worthen 157 

Janet Wright 157 

Jennie P. 132 

Joseph 130, 157 

Julia B. 132 

Lillian 233 

Lillie 86 

Lizzie H. 133 

Lucy 160 

Mary 82, 130 

Mary Abbie 133 

Mary Amanda 132 

Mary B. 133 

Mary Caroline 152 

Mary Clarke 130 

Nancy 56, 57 

Nathaniel C. 132, 133 

Robert no 

Roxianna 86 

Sally F. 62 

Sarah 54, 56, 133 

Sarah A. 82 

Susan 57 

Warren 57 

William i ]i 

William \\, 86 

William I. 132 



Somerby, Somersby, 
Abiel 20 
Abigail 89 

Anthony 11, 15, 20, 21 
Elizabeth 28, 38 
Henry 25, 28, 38, 39, 

41-43 
Judith 28, 38, 39 

Rebecca 25, 26 

Richard 28 
Spangler, Sarah £.100 
Spring, Samuel (Rev.) 97, 

100, 102 
Standish, Eliza 70 

Elizabeth 70 

James 70 
Staniels, Judith 140 
Stanwood, Sarah 102 
Stark, John 121 
Stetson, Polly 70 
Stevens, Alice B. 147 

Nathaniel no 
Stewart, Caroline K. 99 

James McDonald 99, 
100 

James Muir 99, 100 

Mary 99 

Susan A. 99, 100 

William 99 
Stickney, Jacob 95 

Jane 97 

William 97 

Wilthen 97 
Stilson, Nancy 57 

WilUam 57 
Stinson, Susan W. 86 
Stockley, George T. 79 

Mahala £. A. 79 

May E. 79 
Stoddard, Hartford 83 

Jane Y. 233 

Sarah 83 

Sarah M. 83, 233 
Stone, Louisa £.72 

Mark 72 

Martha 79 

Mary 72 

Nancy 201 

Sarah 72 
Straw, Ann 213 
Stuart, Abigail W. 163 

Benjamin F. 63 

Charles 163 

Kllen M. 63 

Emma 163 

Frank H, 163 

Gt;orge 163 

James 163 

James C. 163 



Stuart, John 163 

Richaird A. 163 

Ruth 112 
Sturtevant, Adeline 214 

Frances A. 214 

John D. 214 
Sugars, Gregory 41 
Swain, Caleb 1 1 1 

Hannah 11 1 

Sarah in 
Swasey, Benjamin 62 

Caroline 62 
Swayne, Rebecca 31 
Swett, Caroline R. 95, 97, 
100 

Ellen M. 99, 100 

Hoiatio N. 99 

John 19 

Laura 99 

Margaret C. 97, 100, 

Rebecca 95, 97 
Samuel 95, 97, 99 
Susan A. 99, 100 
Sykes, Mary 177 

Taft, Sarah 83 
Tarr, Emily 80 
Tasker, Joseph 172, 173 
Joseph O. (Rev.) 172, 

173 
SaUy 172, 173 

Sarah E. 172 
Taylor, Samuel H. 130 

Susanna 40 
Tenney, Catharine P. 154 

Charies A. 154 

Ellis 154 

Isabel C. 154 

William C. 154 
Tewksbury, Elliot G. 225 

Mary O. 225 

Submit R. 225 
Thayer, Abby C. 104 

Adeline 104 

Charles H. 104 

Charles S. 104 

Eliza 200 

Henry R. 104 

Hugo K. 104 

Joseph 200 

Laura S. 104 

Lucy C. 104 

Philetta 200 

Richard P. 104 
Thing, Mary 29, 30 
Thomas, William 19 
Thompson, Annie M. 157 

Denman 221 



INDEX. 



349 



Thresher, Joanna 119 
Thurston, Daniel 47 
Tibbetts, Isabel £. 133, 

Tilton, Arvilla P. 173 

Daniel 173 

Philip III 
Titcomb, William 14 
Todd, Ellen G. 99 

Ellen M. 99, 100 

John C. 99 

Mary A. 99 

Mary L. 99 

Seth J. 99 

Thomas G. 99 

Thomas G. Jr. 99 
Tolman, Caroline 66 
Toppan, Abraham 40, 41 

Christopher (Rev.) 40, 

50-54 
David (Rev.) 91 

Edward 40 

Elizabeth 40, 41 

Henry 40 

Jacob 17, 18 

Jane 40, 43 

Peter 40-43 

Robert 40 

Samuel 47 

Susanna 41 
Townsend, Jonathan 

(Rev.) 41 
Travers, Henry i8 
Treadwell, Napoleon B. 

RosUla O. 65 
Treworgye, Elizabeth 29 
True, Enoch 120 

Jane 120 

Sally 172 
Tucker, John (Rev.) 94 
Tufts, Arianna 165 

Edith L. 165 

Isaac G. 165 

Martha 207 

Sarah E. 81 
Tupper, Benjamin 127, 

128 
Tuson, Carrie A. 137 
Tyler, Eben 162 

Mary 162 

Sarah M. 162 

Vamey, Josephine 64 
Virgin, Mary 208 

Wade, Nathaniel 127 

Thomas 26, 28 
Wadleigh, — 112 



Wadleigh, Abigail 133 

Anna 112 

Elizabeth 53 

Joseph 53, 1 10 

Mary 133 
Walcott, Eliza 70 

Penta 70 
Walker, Henry O. (Rev.) 

212 
Wallace, Margaret B. 104 
Wallington, Nicholas 18 
Ward, Emma J. 86 

James E. 86 

Marcus L. 186 

Mary 86 

Mr. 9 
Warren, Albert F. 202 

Fannie A. 202 

Mary E. 202 
Watson, Mary 1 19 

Rebecca 93 
Webber, John (Rev.) 124 
Webster, Daniel 94, 203 

Hetcher 81 

Horace 198 

Isaac 128 

Jonathan K. 128 

Lucinda 120 

Stephen 118 
Wedgwood, Abbie 60 

Annie 60 

Anson B. 60 

Charles 60 

Franklin J. 61 

Harriet S. 60 

Jane Y. 60 

John B. 60 

John R. 60 

Joseph 60 

Joseph H. 60 

Lizzie 60 

Lizzie E. 60 

Merle 61 

Nellie 60 

WUliam (WUUe) 60 
Weed, Elizabeth 6. 217 
Weeks, Hannah 58 

Harriet N. 134 

Ira 65 

Mehitable C. 65 

RosUla O. 65 

Walter 58 
Welch, Archibald 181 
Wells, Asenath 167, 171, 

»73 
Mary 167, 168 

Nancy 193 

Stephen 167, 168 

Wendell, Mary 208 



Wentworth, Joanna 30 

John 30 
Wheelaus, David 19 
Wheeler, Amos 155 

Anna 124, 125, 155 

Elizabeth A. 155, 194 

James W. 79 

John 124 

Jonathan 124 

Martha 79 

Mary T. 79 

Tryphena 159 
Wheelock, Eleazer 85 
Whicher, — 58 
White, Capt. 15 

Eleanor 96 

Joseph B. 126 

Mary 132 

Paul 33 
Whiting, Stephen 35 
Whittier, Olive 189 

Rhoda 193 
Whotlock, Martha 119 
Wiggin, Caleb 62 

Caroline A. 68 

Cynthia 68 

Daniel 67 

Dorothy 67 

Emma F. 159 

Hannah H. 68 

Hannah L. 68 

Harriet F. 68 

John O. 68 

Love 67 

Mary 58 

Nancy 62 

Sarah (Sally) 67 

Sarah E. 68 

Thomas 58 
Wight, Ann 213 

Lydia M. 213 

Nahum 213 
Williams, Charles B. 63 

Eleanor L. 63 

John P. 63 

Mary 63 

Maiy B. 133, 135 

Nathaniel (Rev.) 106 

Owen A. (Rev.) 63 

Richard O. 63 
Willson, Wilson, Adam 
150 

Etizabeth O. 217 

Henry 58 

Joseph 217 

Biary J. 217 
Winchester, Ada Arm- 
strong 103 
Wingate, Dorothy 67 



ago 

WiDthropk John 75, 119, 

176 
WiM, EUnbet h 4 1 , 49i 50 

Jamea 31,36,41,46, 47, 
49. SO 
Wolcolt, kbbel 103 
Wood, CaraUne E. 160 

Frederic E. 160 

Mary A. 71 

Sally tg6 
Woodoriage, John 30 

Mary 10, 29 



Mr. t 



19.* 



a 69, 70 



Thomas 
Woodbury, fili 

Franklin 6g 

Maria 70 

Maria B. 69, 70 

Maiy A. 69, 70 
Woodman, Abigail 119 



I23-IJS 



Uavid SI 
John 124 



WoodinMi,Nathaniel)Z4, 



Eleanor 100 
EUen 100 
Florence 101 
Florence V. loo 

Geoi^ W. 10 1 
Greenleaf )oo 
Jeuie E. too 
Jeuie V. 100 

Robert C. loo, lol 

Robert S. 101 

Salem 95, 100 

Sarah E. loo 

William G. 100, 101 
Woollcult, John 18 

Mary 18 
Worthen, Elizabeth 



"57 



Worthen.EIuabethC.ts? 

Fiances A, 157 

George W, 157 

Janet W. 157 

Susan A. 157 

Susanna 157 

Thontas 157 
Wright, Charles P. 75 

George 75 

Geoi«e tf . 76 

Harnett 76 

Jane 76 

Julia 75 

Julia M. 76 

Martha J. 75, 76 

WiUiam C. 76 
Wyatt, John 119 

Wyman, Harriet E. 84 
OiphaS4 
Uzziah S4 

Yelion, Virginia 87 
Voung, Benaiah 92 
Maiy57 




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